Cleanup in Hamlet Continues


Storms that recently swept through the Kankakee Valley area hit the town of Hamlet hard. Limbs and trees have been removed from the main roads leading in and out of Hamlet, but more cleanup in the residential areas is still needed. Town Council President Dave Kesvormas says this isn’t a quick and easy job.

“My guess is we’re probably about 25 to 30 percent of the way done. It’s just not going to be an overnight thing. It’s going to be slow but we’re moving along to get all of the brush removed,” said Kesvormas

Kesvormas added they need to be smart with the funds available.

“There are no such things as emergency funds. While we do have funds, it’s just we have to allocate our funds smartly and wisely and get the biggest bang for our dollars that we can. We’re going to use time on our side verses throwing a lot of money at it.”

Kesvormas said he was proud to see neighbors helping other neighbors clean up the town. He added it’s something you don’t see every day and it’s nice to see people coming together.