to close for memorial service Saturday morning
Streets surrounding All Veterans
Park will be blocked off on Saturday morning from approximately 8 to
10:30 a.m. for a memorial service honoring Staff Sgt. Daniel G.
Gresham, who died in Iraq on Feb. 24. ["Community
to gather in honor of fallen Lincoln soldier"]
The park is located on Union Street.
Brownfields moving forward
The city is moving forward with an
agreement with Randolph and Associates to apply for a state
Brownfields Redevelopment Grant. Lincoln Parking LLC will be the
first party to take advantage of the grant opportunity to restore a
While the property located across
from the courthouse will be used only for parking, Alderman Derrick
Crane said that he felt this would provide a good starting piece to
get some experience in the process. He hopes other property owners
will come forward before the opportunity provided by the state is no
The Illinois Department of
Transportation had determined that a stoplight is needed at the
corner of Woodlawn (Route 10) and the new Arthur's Park and Dollar
Funds for the engineering study and
the light were designated in the current budget. The $19,000 for the
engineering study will come out of the general obligation bonds that
were taken out for the Dollar Tree-Goody's development.
Arthur's Park is under construction.
Coy's Car Corner will be located in the subdivision. The business
hopes to be open by July or August.
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line install approved for Dollar General Store
A new sewer extension was approved
to run from a manhole at Limit and Tremont streets approximately 350
feet north to the new business property. Sewer manager Grant Eaton
said the total costs to install the line are estimated at $30,000.
The Dollar General Store offered $5,000 to the city to assist with
the improvement costs. Cyra LLC is in charge of the development.
Eaton speculated that work will
begin when all the engineering plans and paperwork are in order, in
about a month.
The city is scampering to replace an
aged lift station that has begun leaking. It was discovered a little
over a week ago that a 38-year-old lift station that serves
northeast Lincoln has rusted through and is leaking. Efforts to
temporarily fix the Lincolnwood lift station fell through this past
week. It is still working, Eaton said, though it's sucking in some
sand. He is unsure how long that it will last, and it needs to be
In an emergency situation the
bidding process can be circumvented by a two-thirds approval, and
parts can be ordered directly. The matter will be voted on in
adjourned session next Tuesday, March 15.
v. Municipal IMF
At the recommendation of city
attorney Bill Bates, the city will stay in as one of many Illinois
municipalities named in the telecommunications lawsuit. The
anticipated shared expense is based on population and is just under
$400 at this time.