The Village of Stryker is looking at doing some sidewalk and road work yet this summer.

Alan Riegsecker, village administrator, said the village is working on replacing broken sections of sidewalk around the village, with work including the removal of a tree that is pushing the sidewalk up.

The village will also be adding sidewalk on the north side of Curtis Street. The sidewalk will run from Maple Street to the village limit.

“I had talked to the residents down through there and one had actually requested (a sidewalk) for her children to bike and walk down because there’s no sidewalk on either side of the street,” Riegsecker said during the village council meeting Monday evening. “We added that into the budget with the sidewalk fund, which will be about $16,000 this year.”

The project is set to be completed yet this summer.

Riegsecker also told the council about a street repair estimate they received from Gerken Paving. The repair would be on West Street between North Depot and Lynn streets, which he said was “getting pretty broke up.”

The problem is the estimate came in at $38,500, which is more than the village could afford this year.

“So, what he’s checking on is doing about half of it,” Riegsecker said. “Mill down and do the repairs and then, possibly, next year or the year after he can come in and resurface it. That’s the way we’re leaning right now to keep it in the line item.”

In other business, council:

• Approved to set aside $1,500 to help citizens purchase banners around town to honor veterans.

• Heard Stryker Heritage Days organizers are finishing their planning. Scheduled for Aug. 17, the event will feature a 5K memorial run for the late sheriff’s deputy Mick Frisbie, with proceeds going to the Williams County Humane Society and a scholarship fund. It will also have music and a bounce house.

• Swore in a new police officer.

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