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River Forest Meeting Roundup

Concordia University will move scoreboard, add bleachers.

Missed Monday's River Forest Village Board meeting? Patch has the recap.

Street Repairs Approved: The bidding process is underway for the village's 2011 street improvement program. Public works director Phil Cotter said work is expected to begin in July and be completed by September, with road crews under orders to complete work in the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Ashland Avenue before the start of the school year at For a complete list of streets scheduled for repairs, see the village's website.

New Concordia Scoreboard, Seats OKd: The board approved 's plans for the relocation of the school's ball field scoreboard, the addition of a press box and the installation fixed bleacher seating for better spectator sight lines at the field, located on Division Street between William Street and Bonnie Brae Place. Glen Steiner, the university's director of operations, billed the renovations as a "recruiting tool" that would help Concordia "remain in step...with other schools in the area." 

Weiss Sworn Into Office: After 14 months in the interim role, Greg Weiss was appointed police chief.

Curfew Discussed: Newly minted police Chief Greg Weiss and the board kicked around the idea of upping to 18 years old the age limit for local curfew laws, which prohibit those 17 and under from being out after hours. The idea, officials said, is to bring the laws in line with next-door Oak Park, where curfew laws apply to those 18 and under.

Attorneys Paid: An invoice from village law firm Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins Ltd. totaling $9,743.24 was approved for payment. Records show the invoice includes work for local prosecution an advising various village departments for the month of May.

Cameras Considered: The River Forest Village Board is considering the installation of red-light cameras at two heavily traveled local intersections: westbound North Avenue at Harlem Avenue and southbound Harlem Avenue at Lake Street.

Water Main Contractor Awarded: Roselle-based Neri Bros. Construction was the lowest bidder for the village's Monroe Water Main Replacement program, which will replace an aging, leaky six-inch water main under Monroe Avenue between Augusta and Iowa Streets with a new eight-inch main. Neri Bros. will be paid $177,885.10 for the work.

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