Administrator Kirk Zoellner said the village got $450,000 in noise mitigation
funds from the railroad.
"All the funding is coming from CNR," Zoellner said.
Residents agreed that landscaping would be more attractive and require less maintenance than a fence or a wall, he said. The plan, he said, is to take bids on the project in February and present them to the Village Board for approval in March.
If the weather is favorable, the buffer would be installed in May. If the spring weather is inclement, the planting would be done in the fall, he said. The $393,000-project will include a warranty and maintenance for three years, he said.