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Homewood to Stock Up on Salt

Trustees Tuesday will consider spending $121,000 for additional salt and liquid calcium chloride to keep Homewood streets safer to travel in winter weather.

Don't panic, Homewood. More salt could soon be on its way. Trustees Tuesday will consider spending $121,000 of Homewood's Motor Fuel Tax funds to replenish its supply. 

Village Manager Jim Marino recently warned that a particularly harsh winter has put a much bigger dent in Homewood’s salt supply than anticipated, and that what's left would be used sparingly and in priority areas. 

Intersections and roads with inclines would be tended to, while side streets would not be getting much attention, Marino cautioned. 

“It’s not just us, it’s all municipalities,” Marino said, of the salty situation. 

ALSO ON THE AGENDA

Three New Businesses in Homewood
Trustees will consider special use permits for several new businesses—including a fitness center, a health food store, and a barber shop/salon. 
  • Personal training fitness and wellness center Reconstructured Fitness would be located at 18400 Governors Highway. 
  • Mary's Health Hut—a health food store—is set to be located at 2024 Ridge Road. 
  • A new barber shop/spa would be built at 17540 Dixie Highway.
John February 11, 2014 at 01:26 PM
This board wastes money frivolously. The only people that need salt on the roads are all the taxpayers & people that pass through whatever isn't considered a main artery. Maybe the board can pay the Lakota Group to design a study to see what the impact of not salting roads has on safety of the taxpayers, and on the accident rates around town vs. when the roads aren't salted.
BlackHawks Fan February 12, 2014 at 09:27 PM
It's always a great idea to stock up on salt at the end of the winter season!!! If they were proactive they wouldn’t be salting all the streets every time we get an inch of snow at +25* degrees. Salting all the side streets every time we get a little snow is a waste of time and money.

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