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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 4:00 pm

ROCKTON — Sweet aromas may soon be coming from 202 W. Main St. in downtown Rockton.

The Rockton Board of Trustees approved design plans for a bakery cafe during its meeting Tuesday night.

“The property owners would like to expand the building and make it an attractive spot,” said Rockton Planning Administrator Patricia Diduch.

Preliminary designs for the building show it being expanded in size with dimensional tan-colored siding and a streamlined, modern look.

While there was unanimous support for having the bakery come to downtown Rockton, some concerns were expressed over the proposed aesthetic.

“I think that it’s a little out of sync with what we have in downtown Rockton because of the siding, but I don’t mind the design,” Trustee Tricia Nelson said.

Trustee Scott Fridly also expressed concern over the building looking out of place.

“I think it would spur some interesting development in downtown,” responded Trustee Pat Hoey. “I think we should show people that its OK to do something different.”

The property owners say that their project has been approved by Winnebago County and estimates are being taken for the building’s foundation. Construction could begin in as little as a week.

In other business, the board unanimously approved purchasing a new 1-ton truck for the village. The truck will be used for snow removal, putting down salt in the winter and for general purposes.

The new truck will cost $70,394 and will have a stainless steel box that will be able to be used beyond the life of the new vehicle.

“This new truck will help the money pit that we have now,” Fridly said.

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