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Homewood OKs salt brine treatment for village streets this winter

Winter travel on the streets of Homewood will hopefully be easier following Tuesday’s village board vote to purchase a Henderson Salt Brine Maker and a spraying unit to treat local streets.

The salt brine treatment will be used during heavy snowfalls and periods of freezing temperatures.

Public Works Director John Schaefer recommended the purchase of the equipment and said it provides a balanced approach to the use of salt for snow and ice control.

“It offers a strategy in achieving safety, mobility and care of the environment as it uses liquid anti . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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