Paw Paw Village Board handles business

PAW PAW – Leah Cunniff, Michelle Fay and Bella Shambaugh requested a donation from the Village of Paw Paw to assist in supporting the Boys’ and Girls’ Club before-and-after school activities for students. The program offers a safe environment, healthy snacks, help with homework, craft projects, and group activities. They are in Room 303 up on the hill. They are available Monday through Friday 6:30-8 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it is illegal to connect/discharge sump pumps into the local sewer line. If households were allowed to deposit their sump pump discharge, the sewer lines would be frequently overburdened by the influx of water during rainy months. This would lead to cases where both sewer water and rainwater were expunged into the water surfaces without any filtration or refinement. The whole process increases the pollution of areas the water was deposited into, so the sump pump discharge being connected to sewer water is illegal. Connecting it to a storm drain still functions well and is fully legal, but the connection to actual sewer lines is not permitted.

Replacement of the clinic roof will be covered by insurance. Asbestos abatement will be covered by TIF funds.

The bank has installed a post with bags for dog leavings. The Village will install similar posts in the parks. Please use them and pick up after your animals.

Village water and sewer rates are going to be increased to cover the cost of updating the sewer and water testing and maintenance equipment.