The Ratz Park Revitalization Project is officially underway. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, a Farnsworth survey crew was on site to collect topography data to be used in the design and permitting of the project. Using GPS survey instruments and a drone, the survey crew were able to collect all the survey data they will need to properly design the project in about four hours. This is the very first step to get authorization from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to begin construction of the splash pad and several other park amenities. Construction is expected to begin in April of 2024 and be completed in September of 2024.