City Council discusses road plans

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City Council discusses road plans

Members of the City Council discuss allcoating money to help further improve roads.

Members of the City Council discuss allcoating money to help further improve roads.

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Members of the City Council discuss allcoating money to help further improve roads.

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Members of the City Council discuss allcoating money to help further improve roads.

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

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A tax for maintaining roads in the area was among the topics discussed during Monday’s city council meeting.

According to the Illinois Highway Code, roads and highways in the state must be maintained with money received from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

Each year, the city of Macomb must approve how money received from IDOT is spent. The motor fuel tax resolution would bring in over $670,000, and the budget for the plan is $990,000.

The plan, which IDOT will help fund, includes funding for materials like salt for roads and running snow plows during the winter. The plan would run from May 1 of this year through April 30 of 2019, which is the upcoming fiscal year. Ultimately, the resolution was adopted.

Bids for a project dubbed “The 2018 Street Improvement Project” are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 21.

“There’s a desire to get that award out quickly”, said Mayor Mike Inman, referring to the urgency to get the project started. The Committee of the Whole Power to Act will award the bid during their next meeting on Monday, March 26.

A proposal to transfer money from the town’s water fund to the project fund was also discussed. The transfer, which would be in the amount of $230,000, would simplify things according to City Administrator Dean Torreson. The council authorized the transfer.“This will pay for the northwest water project that will start soon,” Torreson said, “This is a way to keep better track of project costs that come out of a separate fund.”

During this weeks meeting, the mayor also listed names that he would like to appoint as members of the 2018 Heritage Days Committee.

Those names are John Armstrong, Rachel Lenz, Jock Hedblade, Jan Armstrong, Marsha McCormick, Chris Krohe, Kristin Terry, Jeremy Kitch, Megan Winters, Kayla Morphey, Lin Stults and Stan Clayton, and they were all concurred to be on the committee by the council. Echoing the council’s support was Alderman John Vigezzi, congratulating both those who have been on the committee and those who are new.

Per Alderman Gayle Carper, a meeting for a Macomb housing project took place on Monday night. The housingwill be in wards four and five.

“I’m really happy to announce that the city of Macomb housing grant we received is moving ahead,” Carper said, citing the opportunity for safer housing in town.

In closing, the council encouraged the public to vote in the election that took place yesterday. The election was headlined by a governor’s primary in both parties.

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