Leaf Pick-Up in Knoxville, Tenn.

Leaf pick-up in Sandwich has been delayed because of the Nov. 11 snowfall.  Crews will be out vacuuming leaves on Monday. (City of Knoxville Tenn. photo)

At Monday's Sandwich City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, aldermen will hear from Director of Public Works Tom Horak regarding the 2019 leaf vacuuming program.

The city had to cancel leaf vacuuming a week ago because of the unexpected snowfall.

Monday's meeting agenda shows the following: Leaf vacuuming will resume on Monday, November 18th. Schedule has been modified as follows: Ward 1 (except Sandhurst subdivision) will be Monday, Ward 2 (except Fairwinds subdivision) will be Tuesday, Ward 3 on Wednesday, Ward 4 on Thursday, and Friday will be Sandhurst and Fairwinds Subdivisions.  Missed leaf pickup will be the following day.

Horak will also brief the Sandwich City Council on the ongoing clean-up project at the Gletty Rd. dump site. 

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has given the city an extension until June 30, 2020 to clean up the 3,000 cubic yards of clean construction/demolition debris.  The original deadline was Jan. 17, 2020.

The city council will also discuss--possibly for the last time--whether the city will allow cannabis sales within the city limits.  Mayor Rich Robinson said that if the aldermen are in favor of cannabis sales, he hopes to have an ordinance ready for passage on Nov. 25.

The public is encouraged to weigh in on cannabis sales in Sandwich at Monday night's meeting.

Also at Monday's meeting, the Sandwich City Council will discuss a resolution that would amend the property tax abatement qualifying criteria and definitions for the DeKalb Co. Enterprise Zone, which Sandwich is a part of.

Aldermen will also hear from city accountant Wes Levy regarding the proposed tax levy.

Monday's meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Annex at 128 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich.

The Finance Committee will be following the Committee of the Whole meeting.  The Finance Committee will consider the approval of just over $95,500 in bills.