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Mt. Pulaski Times "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain SMALLTOW00 P/00ERS 217 W COTA'2l/4-e SHELTON WA 8,263 Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Illinois State Site Superin- tendent Wally Kautz welcomed visitors during the Lin- coln Birthday Open House Sat. Feb. 7. Pare Brown gave a presentation on Mary Todd Lin- coln as she prepared to leave the White House the last time on May 22, 1865. A well-known aspect of President Lincoln was how he enjoyed children and enjoyed playing games _with them. And that enjoyment was seen in this moment Saturday. Times Photos City Council Approves Truck Purchase-Project Updates By Mike Lakin Time has not been kind to the 1997 Ford truck. The truck has what was called a "laundry list" of issues. In par- ticular, this winter the heater hasn't been working. The truck came to the city after being seized by the police depart- ment during a traffic stop. It was decided to start looking for a different truck. Sean McCormack was contacted (he lives in town and owns a dealership in Decatur) and he came up with a 2005 Ford truck with 78,000 miles. After looking the truck over, the Coun- cil approved the purchase for $7800. The 1997 Ford truck will be sold by sealed bid. You can belooking for the bid notice in the next issue. Project Updates Force main work - Railroad permits have been submitted. Illinois Environ- mental Protection Agency is the next set of permits to be submitted. The insur- ance certificate for the city has been pre- pared for the railroad. Tree removal is still in the discussion phase - as to what trees are to be removed. There is yet to be a utility location completed along the railroad right-of-way involving the force main. Water tower - Seven contractors will likely be bidding on the water Tower project. The opening of bids submitted by the contractors is set for February 27. In other business - City Treas. Jim Sutton reported that income to the city from January 28 to February 10 totaled $41,048.31. City has been tarring street seams and has been outlining projects for the coming year. New city backhoe had $600 in repairs; Mayor Fuhrer will look into why the work was not covered under the war- ranty. A joint meeting between the Mount Pulaski City Council and the Atlanta City Council will be scheduled at a future date. The meeting is to be held in Atlanta. No agenda is available yet as to what the meeting will be about. The city will be doing snow removal on the main sidewalk at the courthouse leadingto the front door. Published Twice A Month - 24 Issues A Year February 16, 2015 Residents are reminded that door-to- door salespeople are to register with the city and receive a permit to solicit. Each person soliciting is to have a permit and must present it when calling at your door. If the door-to-door seller can't produce a permit, residents are to notify City Hall (792-3222). The two banners being purchased for the square have had the artwork com- pleted. Instead of seasonal banners, these will be permanent banners show- ing a silhouette of Pres. Lincoln. The next meeting of the Mount Pulaski City Council is 6:30pro Tuesday Febru- ary 24 in City Hall. $1so J