Streets Superintendent Tracy
Jackson received his certificate allowing him to spray. He said the mosquito spraying
will start this week, depending on the weather. Spraying will be on
Wednesday and Thursday nights, with Friday as a rain makeup day. The
crew will spray from 7 to 11 p.m. He said the larvicide program
started two weeks ago.
The city has accepted one of
six bids on properties that were put up for sale. Four properties in
various locations and zonings were identified last fall as no longer
needed by the city. The properties were put up for sale by sealed
bid with the right to reject any and all bids this spring. The bids
were opened May 25. [City
Offers ranged from $1,250 to
$3,000 except for one bid. Public buildings and grounds chairman
Derrick Crane and committee member Jonie Tibbs both said they were
disappointed at the offer amounts and number of bids.
A bid of $25,000 made by First
United Methodist Church for the parking lot just off Logan and
Broadway was accepted.
Campus View flooding problems still on table
Discussion of the drainage
problem on Campus View Drive was tabled until the committee chairman
and vice chairman could be present.
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Fifth Street Road
City and county government
officials are looking at economic development and preparing for
business and residential growth to the west.
Funding for the city's portion
in renovating Fifth Street Road is still being sought. The city's
portion extends one mile west from Lincoln Parkway and is estimated
at $3.4 million. It involves adding sewer and making the road three
lanes. The city is still searching for about $2 million.
Fifth Street is the top
committed road project in the county. A total of $800,000 has been
earmarked through the state to go to the county for the project. The
president still needs to sign the bill before funds are released. It
is a six-year revolving federal program.
Other county roads projects are
awaiting improvements that could benefit the county economics, but
until funding for that project is resolved, other work has to wait.
Of particular importance and timely is the Elkhart to Mount Pulaski
blacktop. Two potential coal plant operations need the road. The
road must be upgraded to serve trucks carrying coal or newly made
County board member Bill Sahs is in Washington, D.C. speaking with
U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, who secured the funding for the Logan County