Wednesday, July 12

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[JULY 12, 2006]  City attorney Bill Bates said that he and city building inspector Les Last were in court a week ago with the owner of the old Mill restaurant. The city began trying to work with the new property owner, Dennis Koehler, almost a year ago, after neighbors began complaining it was a hazard.

Last inspected the site and determined that it needed action and contacted Koehler.

Koehler did what he could in cleaning up debris surrounding the building but ran into numerous roadblocks in getting an EPA permit for demolition.

Bates said that in court last week Koehler denied the allegation that the property is a nuisance. Bates said they would be going back to court.


Aldermen have been presented a request by the owners of an undeveloped industrial property, known as I-55 Industrial Park. The city is about to go out for bids on the last road developments associated with the Sysco development. BLP is asking the city to bundle roadwork leading to their property in with Ball Drive. It would save BLP time if the city would do this, and it could reduce costs for the city.

In exchange, Gene Burwell said that BLP is willing to pay for the project costs for Ball Drive that are attributable to BLP, as well as 25 percent of the signal light at the Route 10 intersection.

The matter will come to a vote on Monday.


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The finance committee will meet on Monday at 6:15 p.m. to discuss proposed $12,000 in appropriations. A public hearing to confirm the appropriations is set for 7 p.m. on July 27.


Recycling will be easier in the near future. Those who regularly use the bin on North Kickapoo Street near Latham Park often find the bins too full. Joint Waste Management director Mitzi Rohlfs said that the company that was doing the pickup was not willing to do it more than once a week. A new company will be taking over and they will be installing two bins at the site, so twice as much can be collected in a week's time.

[Jan Youngquist]

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