electronics collection dates set
Plans are in place if you have old
tires or electronics that need to be disposed of. They are being
collected for recycling on different weekends at the Logan County
Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m., you can bring your tires to the fairgrounds.
tired tires on tire collection day"]
Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon,
you can drop off your old electronics.
There are no fees to drop these off at
the fairgrounds during these collection times. Crews will be on hand
to assist with the materials.
extending hours for fall landscape wastes
Beginning Oct. 24 until Nov. 24 the
city landfill south of Lincoln will extend open hours so that
residents can dump landscape wastes.
In addition, Alderman Dave Armbrust
announced that Streets Superintendent Tracy Jackson is making plans
to pick up bagged yard waste of leaves, grass clippings and sweet
gum balls. Three pickup days are in the works, once in October and
twice in November. The dates will be announced later.
line for new commercial subdivision
A decision was made to accept the low
bid for sewer work that is to be done at the new subdivision for
Coy's Car Corner on Route 10. C & S Real Estate Properties received
bids of $26,473 from D&D Sewers of Lincoln and $22,953 from Illinois
Valley Paving Co., Springfield.
City sewer system manager Grant Eaton
said that if the work is put out for bids, it'll be higher. He
recommended accepting the one from Illinois Valley Paving.
Water problems around Pulaski Street
are being addressed by the city. Sewer system manager Grant Eaton
and city engineer Mark Mathon completed an evaluation of the area
and agree that increasing the pump size to 50 horsepower should
reduce problems. The current pump processes 750-800 gallons per
minute, and that can be increased to 1,400 gallons per minute.
Eaton was given permission to file a
plan with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and has begun
looking into equipment costs.
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of Talents for World Hunger Saturday, Oct. 23
A sign for the Harvest of Talents at
Pekin and McLean streets was approved.
Roadblocks for the route of the Harvest
of Talents Run from the Logan County Safety Complex to the high
school, using Pekin to Wyatt to Primm Road and back, was approved.
Harvest of Talents for World Hunger
takes place Saturday, Oct. 23.
Homecoming plans take a twist
The tradition of whitewashing the
streets for the homecoming parade was surprisingly re-petitioned to
the council this past Monday. The long-standing practice that honors
football players with names and numbers whitewashed on city streets
underwent considerable discussion this year. The greatest concern
was that the whitewash might be slow to come off the downtown
streets due to the surfaces being new.
The booster club agreed to power wash
the streets after the weekend, and the original petition was
approved on Sept. 7.
On Sept. 20 an amended petition from
the Lincoln Community High School football booster club was
presented that excluded whitewashing on the newly overlaid downtown
street area. A representative of the boosters was present, but no
reasons were given for the amended petition.
The measure passed with 100 percent
approval, with Armbrust saying that he now lent his full support to
Lincoln's homecoming is Oct. 8
grant helps fire department
Bucky Washam reported that he was able to purchase about $37,000
worth of additional equipment with a 2003 Federal Emergency
Management Agency grant. The largest portion of the purchase was
$27,000 for a new air compressor. Other items included a new
computer, gas monitor, hazmat equipment and a two-bottle cascade
system for the truck. The city provided $3,300 of the total purchase
amount in matching funds.