Staff Writer

ARLINGTON — Vandalism was recently reported at the Arlington village park, Village Council learned Monday.

The restrooms were damaged at the park, and an SUV apparently traveled through park property, council was told.

“Vandalism costs us a lot of money,” Street Commissioner Dean Glick said.

Separately, Arlington Council was informed that grants will be sought to complete the second and third phases of renovations to the road and sidewalks of North Main Street.

The initial phase of replacing pavement and sidewalk in the northern portion of Main Street is underway and, by contract, must be completed by Nov. 9.

Separately, council gave the first of three readings to an ordinance that would restrict some larger trucks and tractor-trailers from traveling through Arlington.

Heavy truck traffic has been blamed for damaging Main Street.

Separately, a neighbor sought an update on the status of a Main Street home damaged by fire two years ago. The property has been in shambles.

“That house hasn’t been touched in two years,” neighbor Mike Best said.

A contractor reportedly has been at the site and a part of the property has been cleared.

In other business, council:

• Heard a pitch from Hard Drive ER, which wants to bring its internet service to the village.

• Was told cracks in the pool will be fixed before winter.

• Will consider a Safe Routes to School grant application.

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