BY KIM LUTTRELL
Village trustees approved sweeping changes Tuesday to its mobile home ordinance just one month after a similar proposal was defeated in a tie vote.
Some of the changes to the mobile home ordinance include a requirement to obtain written permission of all homeowners within 4,000 feet of the location of any new mobile homes; no mobile homes more than 10 years old will be allowed; a required permit fee of $250 must be paid prior to moving in a mobile home; any current mobile home can be replaced only with a mobile less than 10 years old; a licensed electrician must make all electrical connections; and all newly placed mobile homes would have to meet all village requirements such as foundations and skirting within 45 days.
Council members also approved hiring two new part-time police officers. The new officers are Ephriam Bolin and Rob Wahlfeldt. Wahlfeldt will be able to start work immediately since he has already attended the Illinois Police Training Institute. Bolin has not attended the required training for part-time officers yet.
Trustees also approved new floor covering for the council meeting room, two bathrooms and a hallway in the municipal building. The covering will be installed by Bargain Barn of Danville at a cost of $7,029.
Council members also approved a resolution for the Illinois Department of Transportation to allow a parade for the Fourth of July celebration on July 6 and for the Labor Day parade on Sept. 2.
Westville Village Council members will meet at 7 p.m. March 19 in the municipal building.