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officials approve energy-saving purchase and building bonds
Alderman approved phase one of
acquiring an energy-saving system for the wastewater treatment plant
from Total Energy Concepts. In phase one, eight V Blox units would
be installed at a cost of $62,000.
Two more phases are part of this system. One phase will be done each
year. The system comes with a guarantee that the money saved will
cover the costs of the equipment. It was made clear, though, that
the guarantee will not kick in until phase two has been completed.
A request for the city to issue $1.4 million in industrial bonds
was granted to Central Illinois Service Access Inc. Aldermen gave it
a 100 percent stamp of approval.
CISA is an agency that serves clients who are developmentally
disabled and those with disabling brain injury. The agency assists
in finding the services, placement and finances that clients need
and serves as their advocate, continuing to monitor client progress
and quality of care.
Their offices in central Illinois serve developmentally disabled
in nine counties and brain injury disabled in 30 counties, for a
current total of 1,800 clients.
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The Lincoln office would be a consolidation of CISA's
administration office in Pekin and their satellite office in
Springfield. It will be located on Lincoln's west side, north of
Woodlawn Road, next to Midwest Records.
Executive director Deborah Sheppard represented CISA and attended
last week's and this week's meetings.
There had been one change since last week. City attorney Bill
Bates said that Sam Whitsman of Springfield would serve as bond
counsel to secure the bonds. The city has worked with Whitsman with
the last bonding issue for Lincoln Christian College's most recent
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