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New video portal features  Highland businesses, attractions

HIGHLAND POLICE: BEWARE HOME IMPROVEMENT SCAMS

If you’re thinking your siding or roof could use a little TLC or that your landscaping needs more than a little pruning, you’re not alone.

 

Summer is prime time for whittling that honey-do list. The town applauds your efforts, but wants to keep you safe from scam artists who prey on residents who don’t know if their

furnace needs to be replaced or a contractor’s promise to waterproof the basement is legit.

 

“We hear from people who don’t realize someone is duping them until the scammers have taken the money and run,” Police Chief Pete Hojnicki said. “Legitimate contractors have town licenses. If you don’t know the person you are hiring,

contact the Building Department for a list of licensed contractors. A bit of preplanning can eliminate headaches down the road.”

Take a virtual tour of Highland with the town's new video profile.

 

After a warm welcome from Council President Bernie Zemen, visitors can take a spin through shopping, dining and attractions or learn more about Highland business, industry, education, recreation, parks, healthy living, housing, quality of life and community organizations.

BOUTIQUE HOTEL TO ANCHOR PREMIER PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT

Seven months after Veterinary Surgeon Claude Gendreau unveiled plans

for nearly 10 acres along Main Street, the project is poised to advance.

 

Gendreau and members of his team will appear before the Plan Commission* to discuss combining a series of adjacent residential parcels into a Planned Unit Development near Prairie Avenue.

 

“When I look at properties, I look to see if my project can be a catalyst for

others,” Gendreau said. “I believe the plan for Highland will attract other

high-end development.”