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4 Fire / EMS Easter Egg Hunt Saturday March 31 at 10 am at Armstrong Park (old grade school ball dia- mond). In the event of rain it will be held at the Chestnut Firehouse. Age groups: 3 yrs. and under, Pre School and Kindergarten, 1st through 4th grades. Did You Know - NASA says an aster- oid will come close but shouldn't hit the earth next year. Odds are 1 in 77,000 for a hit. 11 am to Scrambled Eggs Biscuits & Gravy Pancakes Sausage Bacon Fried Potatoes Ham Fruit Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Green Beans Coffee - Tea Adults $1 099 Children $599 The City of Trenton, New Jersey is run- ning out of toilet paper because of a pricing dispute. Motorcycle Insurance Protection you need Enjoy the ride but make sure you are properly insured with Motorcycle Insurance from your professional Pekin InsuranceAgent. Great rates and reliable service that you can count on plus money-saving discounts that will put some green back in your wallet. Ask about a Cycle/Auto Discount, V.LE Preferred Cycle Discount, Experienced Driver Discount, Loss Free Discount, and Motorcycle Driver Education Discount. Call your local Pekin Insurance Agent for Motorcycle Insurance that goes Beyond the expected. Downing, Przykopanski, Clements & May Insurance Agency, 124 S. Washington St. Mt. Pulasid INSURAMfE Mt. CONT'D FROM PAGE 3 My request is that the City of Mt. Pulaski should honor its responsibil- ity to maintain this city street, and inform the State Illinois Department of Transportation that it is a Public Road with City of Mt. Pulaski main- tenance responsibilities. Thank You, Leslie "Foxie" Hild P.S. Again, from the paper, the public perception seems to be that I am the only resident fussing about this matter. That is mainly because I am physically in town during the day, and also with my background, am more familiar with the process and consequences of what is happening. I have discussed this with the other people involved, they do want Bates Road to remain a city street, and they are opposed to the rerouting." Mayor Fuhrer said the city was adopting a wait and see - on the matter. The State of Illinois had proposed the change in the intersec- tion, and the city had not taken any position. Police Report Chief Freer had a deed and a waiver to present to the owners of what was formerly known as the "Matador Building Lot". Other than having paperwork to discuss with the owners, he could not say what will come of the matter. The lZlinois State Police (ISP) called the Mt. Pulaski Police Depart- ment to a vehicle stop on 1-55 at Elkhart. They needed K-9 officer "Cash" to check the vehicle for drugs. The Mt. Pulaski Police Department will be called more frequently by the ISP on vehicle stops where drugs are suspected. Chief Freer said the Mt. Pulaski Police Department would receive a share of fines from these stops. The new in-car-computer will cost $4,358. Purchase will be made at a later date. Public Works Report Mike Patridge was absent from the meeting. Mike and Jeff Anderson were in Ohio on pump training. Due to the Ohio commitment, Mike sub- mitted the following written report... New Well #7 - I called Foth Engi- neering February 29, to check on Proj- ect Status because I had not received the EPA Construction Permit nor had I received any copies of the data that was to be sent to the EPA. I was told that G eg Gustafson was no longer employed at Foth Engineering. I was given to Matt Johnson. Matt explained that he was taking over the project and was trying to catch up on the project status. I told Matt that the Mayor had signed the Permit Appli- Pulaski Times cation several weeks ago but that I had not received anything to this date. Matt called back later in the day. Stated that he called the EPA and the application never arrived. Matt stated that he would prepare a new applica- tion and send it to me. Next day Matt E-mailed me and said they four/d the original documents that the Mayor had signed, and that Greg Gustafson had never sent them to the EPA. I told Matt he had to notify the EPA of this situation and that it was no fault of the City of Mt. Pulaski that the documents were not submitted on time. I received a copy of the cor- respondence between Matt and the EPA. The EPA stated that they were aware that the documents were now on the way for them to approve, but also stated that they were concerned with the delay in progress. Friday, March 2... Received a copy of the Water Main Plans for Well #7. Ordered materials for the proj- ect. Materials scheduled for delivery aroundMarch 20. Thursday, March 8... Met with Paul Brotcke (Well Contractor) and his Electrician at the Well Site. We discussed wiring requirements and the control system for the new well. I told Paul that we are gearing up for an April 2 start. Paul stated that should work for him. The electrician also stated that was fine for him also. I wiU be contacting the directional boring company to set that date with them also. Road Salt - Cargill Salt, (state sup- plier for IDOT Contract) - is forcing us to take another 126 tons of road salt to get us up to the stated contract amount of 80% of our total requested amount. This will force us to put the salt on the ground and cover it with a tarp. I have talked to the State Pur- chaser at CMS, and there is nothing that the State of Illinois can do, or will do. I have called around trying to find covered storage for this salt, but everybody is in the same situation. All of their Salt Storage is full, and nowhere to put any new salt. We have until June 30 before we start incur- ring storage charges, so we will have to have our temporary storage ready by then. The good news is we will have 10 semi loads of salt on hand, which in a "normal" year will cover an entire winter. So, we will not be placing any salt order for next year. New Pump Station #4 - on hold. New Sewage Forcemain for Pump Station #3 - Still waiting on infor- marion from Canadian National Railroad. CONT'D TO PAGE 5 Thursday - March 22, 2012