President’s Summer Bridge Program in Hazel Crest Accepting Applications

2022 President’s Summer Bridge Program in Hazel Crest Accepting Applications
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2022 President’s Summer Bridge Program in Hazel Crest Accepting Applications (Hazel Crest, IL) — During the first May meeting for the Village of Hazel Crest, the Summer Bridge Program, upcoming events and city beautification were discussed.

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Summer Bridge Program

During the Community and Business Relations report, Director Carolyn Carter shared that Hazel Crest is hosting the 2022 President’s Summer Bridge Program for students entering sixth through eighth grade. Students who participate will work with various businesses in the village and earn money.

“We have two business that still have employees from our last year summer youth program, so that was very successful,” said Carter.

The program will take place this summer with 20 spots available. Students can apply on the village website. For more information, email ccarter@thevillageofhazelcrest.com.

Department Reports

Removing weeds from Village Drive is one of the top priorities for the Public Works department. According to Director Charles Dryer, with warm weather on the horizon, this is peak season for the department.

“Right now, we are trying to keep up with the grass and the potholes,” said Dryer.

There was a brief discussion on which areas of the village would receive priority. Due to the high need, city officials will submit their recommendations and the budget will be examined to see where extra support can be provided.

Village Police Chief Mitchell R. Davis III shared an information about an initiative within the police department. The department is asking for donations for a kid-friendly room in the precinct. The room is aimed to entertain youth while they wait at the department.

“I think that it was a great idea for them to come up with and I want to support them,” said Davis.

The department is accepting toys, books, and monetary donations. If submitting a check, residents are asked to address it to the Village of Hazel Crest with an earmark to the kid-friendly room.

The Fire Department Annual Pancake Breakfast will be on June 5 starting at 8:00 am. In addition to the breakfast, the department will be sharing information about services they offer, various medical testing and a water house for youth. Funds raised from the breakfast support fire prevention and public education.

The village is planning their 2022 Hazelnut Parade. Typically held the first weekend in August, the event is a combination of a concert, parade and festival for village residents. More details will be announced soon on their website.

Other items on the agenda included:

  • A motion to approve board meeting minutes of April 26, 2022.
  • An approval for accounts payable No. 22-25 dated May 10, 2022 in the amount of $295,859.30.

2022 President’s Summer Bridge Program in Hazel Crest Accepting Applications

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