By Amy Stark~Correspondent

                  The Spring Grove Village Board discussed proposals for garbage, recycling, and landscape waste collection at the board meeting held on Aug. 20.

                  Currently, village residents are serviced by Groot Industries at a cost of approximately $21 per month. The village received four proposals to consider:  Groot, Lakes, Waste Management, and Prairieland.

                  In their proposal, Groot’s base rate per month was reduced to $17.94 from what is currently being charged to residents, for the first year and increased by one dollar for the following five years.

                  Praireland’s initial cost for the first year is $15.71. President Mark Eisenberg said that residents are happy with Groot’s current service and recommended staying with Groot to avoid disruption. Groot currently offers free service to the fire department, village parks, and Spring Grove Elementary.

                  Trustee Pat Mazzanti agreed with Eisenberg that Groot has done well and has not had any complaints. He added that the Praireland served smaller communities than Spring Grove and he would like to check the references of Prairieland before making any decision. The board decided to compare the services and prices of Groot and Prairieland further before entering into a contract.

 

Autumn fest

                   The Village of Spring Grove will be hosting an Autumn Fest on Friday, Sept.14. The event will be held at the Spring Grove Fish Hatchery, located at 2314 Hatchery Road, from noon to 8 p.m.

                  There will be arts and crafts, hayrides, and live music featuring Will Kruger and the Georgia Rae Family Band. Food will be available from Billy’s and a free craft beer tasting will be presented by the International House of Wine and Cheese. At 6:30 p.m., storytellers will tell ghost stories suitable for the whole family.

                  See the village website springgrovevillage.com for more details about Autumn Fest.

 
 

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