Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board

Among other business Aug. 15, trustees:

• heard a proposal for a three-year garbage removal contract extension with Republic Services, which includes annual 4.25 percent price increases each year for the standard weekly curbside collection and a larger initial year increase for premium collection services such as backdoor and twice-per-week collections, with 4.25 percent increases in years two and three. Village officials said the proposal provides a smaller increase to the 86 percent of residents enrolled in standard service. The majority of residents would see a first year increase of about $12. The “senior rate” pricing for backdoor collection for eligible disabled individuals would be extended. The item will be on the consent agenda for the next meeting Sept. 5.

• held a first read on a liquor license request from the proprietors of the new Que Miso restaurant at 114 S. Washington St. The Mexican/Asian fusion eatery intends to serve wine, beer and cocktails as well as packaged liquor sales. It’s slated for a mid-September opening.

• heard a recommendation to hire B&B Holiday Decorating to put up holiday lights in the downtown for $36,548. The original bid proposal of $40,751 was $10,751 over the village’s budget, which officials attribute to the rising cost of labor and a discrepancy in the number of lights included in the contract. To save $4,203, public services staff will install the lights/decorations for the Memorial Building grounds. Officials reported that there are sufficient funds available in the budget to cover the rest of the overage. The item will be on the consent agenda for the Sept. 5 meeting.

• listened to a proposal to replace the Memorial Hall carillon, restore the bell ringing mechanism, and clean and digitally upgrade the clock for a total cost of $41,960. The item will be on the consent agenda for the Sept. 5 meeting.