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Michael Lowery prepares to score his 1,000  point at the Illini Central home game. Allen Schahl Photo Takea deep breath-- your Pekin Insurance Agent has coverage for this! Headaches like water and sewer lines breaking can come with pretty hefty price tags. Your professional Pekin Insurance Agent has valuable coverage that will cover the costs to repair those leaks or breaks caused by normal wear or tear. For coverage you can count on and customized to fit your exact needs, call your Pekin Insurance Agent today. Going Beyond the expectecP to completely protect your home! Downing, Przykopanski, Clements & May Insurance Agency, Inc. 109 S. Lafayette. Mt. Pulaski 792-5251 Allen Schaal called the Topper - Illini Bluffs game nothing less than heart-stopping action. Beau Collier tied the game at 58-58 with 6.5 sec- onds on the dock. Illini Bluffs scored a 2-pointer taking the lead 60-58. As the clock hit 3-seconds a down-court Topper pass was "backwards - tipped" towards the basket in a monumental effort by Matt Amidon, but it was not to be. Feb. 24 Mt Pulaski Council Meeting By Mike Lakin . Andrew NeaviUe attended the Council meet- " ing; he is under consideration for an appoint- ment to the Council. Andrew said he was attending the meetings to get an idea as to how the Council works before making any personal decision. The appointment under consideration is due to Councilmember Sue Stewart not run- ning for reelection: p Chief Lynn Freer provided the Council with O fine totals from January through October 2015, ., Fine totals for November through December cn 2015 are still being tabulated. The fines were broken down according to the fund that the fine is paid into: DUI fund $289; vehicle fund $680; code violation fines $125; court assessed fines $5002; miscellaneous $36; photocopies $25; and forfeiture fund $2509. Even the city is not exempt from fumace prob- lems; the furnace at the well field is in repair mode. As soon as parts are received the fumace will be fully operational again. The subway lift station furnace needed repairs along with the office fumace. City Treas. Jim Sutton reported income to the city between February 10 and February 24 totaled $37,018.19. The total roughly breaks down to $9110 for the city 1% sales tax, the city share of the state income tax $7529, and the current installment of the Comcast franchise fee $5265.  Mayor Jim Fuhrer said that the proposed budget presented by the governor could result in the city losing $77,384 from the state. The city is going to be looking at various options to replace a potential tax loss. Consulting Engineer Greg Gustafson reported railroad permits have been issued to the city; the insurance certificate will be forwarded to the railroad when the city is ready to start work. The tree removal proposal will be submitted at the next Council meeting. The railroad will be working on its utility location work in the near future. IEPA permits will be completed and sent off to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in preparation for the forced main work. Retired public Works Dir. Mike Patridge con- tacted Mr. Gustafson with concerns for the water tower control system during the water tower work. Mr. Gustafson and Mr. Patridge will be consulting when the time comes. In relation to the water tower work, the Mount Pulaski Council approved the contract with Mr. Gustafson's engineering firm for phase 3 of the water tower project. There was quite a conversation about scum on coffee. The water department said city water is still being treated as always and nothing new is been done. After quite a bit of discussion, it was decided that the scum is not harmful - just irritating. ConfinuedPagel2qp.