Recently, the Village had volunteers who took on the project of renovating the Norton Mausoleum located on the east side of the Village along Route 64 across from Norton Farm. The Norton Mausoleum has served as the burial destination for 11 members of the locally known Norton family since 1912. The volunteers consisted of Village President Mike Tyrrell, Village Trustee Wendy K. White Eagle, Kane County Board member Barbara Wojnicki, and Wasco Sanitary District President Thomas Bihun. In addition to the other volunteers Brad Snow used a front end loader to remove 5 inches of dirt. The volunteer team also cut out bushes, patched holes in cement and plan to return to knock down and remove some trees. The volunteers also applied a coat of Drylok, masonry paint, to seal the structure against moisture.
These individuals contacted the Mausoleum property owner, Gary Norton Bullinger, who was very gracious and accepting of the efforts to renovate the prominent landmark. The project consisted of cleaning up the exterior area, white-washing, and re-painting the stone.
Wasco Sanitary District President Thomas Bihun plans on continuing to lead the effort to maintain the Mausoleum for years to come with the cooperation of Mr. Norton Bullinger.
Norton Mausoleum Volunteer Clean-up Crew