Dieterich Moving Ahead w/Community Center, New Village Hall


Published on January 14 2022 10:23 am
Last Updated on January 14 2022 10:23 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Dieterich village officials are moving ahead with plans for a new community center and for a new home for the village hall.

The Community Center is in large measure being funded by state grant dollars, with the exception of a day care facility that has to be paid for with private funds.

Village Clerk Brittny Gipson said the village board hired Farnsworth Group for architecture services on the Community Center. That work is estimated to cost $262,835. The hope is to begin dirt work on the site this spring.

As to the new home for the village hall, the village board last year acquired the former operations center for Dieterich Bank. Gipson said painting in the building is to begin this coming week. Meanwhile, the village board believes they have a buyer for the current hall. Also approved was the purchase of new flooring and office furniture from Wright's Furniture and Flooring for the new hall.

Board members agreed to commit $50,000 as a match to a grant that would pay for more infrastructure work. West Section Street would be the scene of the work, from Main to Roman Streets out in the area of Hartke Subdivision. Street surface, sidewalks and storm sewers would all be a part of the project. The village is requesting $1.85 million in grant funds.

The Board committed $2,500 toward the Effingham Regional Growth Alliance for 2022, and allocated $2,000 toward two scholarships for Dieterich students through the Lake Land College Foundation.