The Forreston Village Board approved building permits and a liquor license for Casey’s General Store, which will be moving into the location of The Depot Convenience at 314 E. Main St.
Village President Mark Metzger said ownership will be changing of the building and signage and other cosmetic changes will be happening on the property.
Forreston’s Village Hall remains closed due to COVID-19 precautions, mostly due to its limited space for occupancy. The building is locked, but residents can call if something needs to be dropped off or picked up.
The village’s meetings are still being conducted via Zoom, but residents can attend at the library, where a monitor has been installed with upgraded internet that will be paid for by a state COVID-19 expenses grant.
Potential Property Sale
Metzger said the village has been talking about selling real estate on Ash Street, the site of one of its public works shops and bins for materials like gravel.
The idea is to get all of the village’s public works equipment at one site at 407 Locust St., which could be expanded.
“Sales like this are usually done on sealed bids,” Metzger said. “We would use that to pay for a building expansion down at 407 Locust where we have other equipment and public works stuff. It will take a while. A couple of our trustees are looking at getting prices on expansion.”
Forms to run for Forreston village president, clerk and trustee positions are available at Village Hall for pick up.
They can be returned up until Dec. 12.