Woodstock residents complain about nuisance violators

By Joshua Keeran - jkeeran@civitasmedia.com

WOODSTOCK – Village Council on Monday addressed various concerns brought to the attention of Mayor Jackie Hayes in recent weeks by residents.

Hayes informed council she was contacted by a man living on Burnwell Street concerned that drivers passing through the village to get to and from Honda are speeding down his street. He suggested council consider changing the posted speed limit on Burnwell Street from 25 to 15 MPH.

Council agreed the best course of action is for residents to contact the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office if they suspect the same drivers are spending through the village on a daily basis.

Hayes also brought to council’s attention two additional complaints – one over a barking dog on Flynn Street and the other concerning the burning of trash on East Bennett Street.

In both instances, she said, the complaints are valid as both are violations of village ordinances. Both violators were sent letters, Hayes added.

Council again reiterated that issues such as a barking dog or the burning of trash within village limits should be reported to the sheriff’s office.

In other business:

•Council member Mike Dixon asked if anything could be done to help improve the condition of side streets within the village.

“We have a few potholes that need fixed,” he said.

Hayes said she would check with Ron Moore, village maintenance worker, to see what options are available to address the situation.

•The village will hold its spring cleanup the weekend of June 9-11 after council passed a motion agreeing to rent three Dumpsters at a cost of $200 each from A&J Rolloff Container Service, Milford Center.

The Dumpsters will be made available at the Woodstock Municipal Building for household solid waste disposal only.

By Joshua Keeran


Joshua Keeran may be reached at 937-508-2304 or on Twitter @UDCKeeran.

Joshua Keeran may be reached at 937-508-2304 or on Twitter @UDCKeeran.