The Village of Dieterich will hold a public meeting on November 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., at Dieterich Village Hall located at 109 N. Main St., Dieterich, Illinois 62424 to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded 2019 Safe Routes to School project.  Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public meeting and need assistance should contact the Village of Dieterich, 109 N. Main St., Dieterich, Illinois 62424 or (217) 925-5410 not later than November 2, 2018.  Every effort will be made to make accommodations for these persons.

The Village of Dieterich intends to apply to the Illinois Department of Transportation for $200,000 in 2019 Safe Routes to School Program funds no later than Monday, November 19, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.  Illinois Safe Routes to School Program funds are federal funds originating from the Federal Highway Administration.  Safe Routes to School Program projects are funded at 100%, up to the approved federal amount, with no local match required.  The funds, if awarded, will be used for an infrastructure improvement project consisting of the construction of an approximately 14 foot wide concrete pick up/drop off lane on the West side of Pine St., an approximately 60 foot x 250 foot teacher parking area Northeast of the intersection of Pine St. and Church St., and approximately 600 lineal feet of 5 foot wide sidewalk along the West side of the proposed pick up/drop off lane and the East side of Pine St.

Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public meeting on November 5, 2018 at the Dieterich Village Hall located at 109 N. Main St., Dieterich, Illinois 62424, between the hours of:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public meeting or by prior written statement.  Written comments should be submitted to the Village of Dieterich, 109 N. Main St., P.O. Box 243, Dieterich, IL 62424 no later than November 2, 2018 in order to ensure placement on such comments in the official record of the public meeting proceedings.  For additional information concerning the proposed project, please contact Brittny Gipson, Village of Dieterich (217) 925-5410, Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or write to the Village of Dieterich, 109 N. Main St., P.O. Box 243, Dieterich, IL 62424.