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9 Mt. Pulaski City Council Committee Meeting By Mike Lakin mtpulaskitimes@gmail.com April 25 meeting took up several items to be - or on - at regular voting discussed further acted meeting 6:30 Pm Tuesday May 9 in City Hall. Police Department submitted following suggestions: Setting up a no parking zone on Spring Street at high school, no parking zone would be established .q Police Department update: Residents are reminded that city has an ordinance banning blowing grass into city streets. Grass clip- pings are carried into storm sewers, clogging the flow of water - backing up storm water. Residents with open ditches are required to mow the open ditches in front of their property or business. Police Department is surveying for inoperable vehi- cles. Ten - fifteen possible inoperable vehicles have been listed, owners to be contacted. Question of what the Water/Sewer Depreciation Fund purpose is from accounting - usage standpoint. Transactions have been recorded, but purpose is ques- tioned. Depreciation Fund has existed (pre-1971) for decades, but purpose and how it is to function is lost in mists of time. City Accountant recommends fund be deleted and any funds in account be transferred to regular Water/Sewer Fund. from bus ramp to Lipp Road. During school events cars parked along this stretch of Spring Street cause traffic hazard for motorist entering and leaving Lipp Road. For Scroggin Avenue at American Legion stop signs recommended on Scroggin to allow traffic off Washington to remain through traffic, reducing congestion at the 5-way merge, Due to widening of intersection over the years at Chestnut and 121, recommendation was elimina- tion of ban on semi trucks turning at 121. Street work is underway on South Lafayette at Green or for those of us at a certain age - "Me Brown's Comer". City Treasurer Jim Sutton reported income to the city for April 12 - 25 totaled $18,018.13. Total included $1,215.31 from video gambling tax; Telecom tax $3,080.07; Use Tax $2,866.10; and balance from Water and Sewer bills. City Consulting Engineer updated Council: First review of grant applications was April 27 to see what applications will be forwarded to May 11 presen- tations to government agencies. Bonding company for water tower contractor opposes paying the city the roughly $2,000 that is in dispute. The bonding company does not expect the city to spend the money to pursue matter through court. Water tower contractor is willing to perform an anniversary inspection of the water tower according to original agreement, but that would require shutting down water as was done last fall, city would deter- mine extent of inspection. Forced main permit application is working through IEPA review. Permit for work is expected to be issued shortly. IDOT still OK with MFT intersection projects. In Other Business... Preliminary schedule for Electronic Recycling is June 10. Details will be announced. Old "tube" TVs can be recycled at a fee of $20. Junk Drive is set For June 16, 17, & 18. Details will be announced. A lighted sign at Mt. Pulaski Fire Station was men- tioned as a project for local volunteers. Details to be determined, but Ameren power is part of mix. At the end of the Committee Meeting, Mayor Jim Fuhrer said he appreciated working with everyone over the years and that he enjoyed being mayor. Jim added that he is also going to enjoy not being mayor now. to finance the purchase, construction, or refinancing of personal residence. Do You Know Who You Can Trust? It's a hard choice in today's financial Marketplace. With so many banks and other financial companies trying to get your business, it's hard to know who really has your best interest at heart. What's the solution? Placing your trust in A Real Community Bank@ solves that problem. Because only banks qualified to display this banking seal of approval are dedicated to hometown values and hometown commitment. As A Real Comr~unity Bank@, we're committed to the community where we live and work. Committed to making all our decisions locally and remaining focused on the needs of our customers and community. Come visit and tefl us how we can serve you. THE fFARMERS BANK m 130 S. Washington St. Mt Pulaski www.farm-bank.com