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EPA says Mt. Pulaski's nitrate to be monitored By Mike Lakin The EPA checked Mt. Pulaski's water wells recently. According to Public Works Director Mike Patridge, the EPA found the drinking water has nitrate levels pushing the EPA's maximum allowable. Mike explained at the May City Council meeting that Well #4 is pro- ducing water with nitrates exceeding the maximum allowable level. As long as the city runs all three of the water wells, the nitrate levels fall to the limit allowe.d. Where does the nitrate come from? Mike says that idle farm ground helps reduce the nitrate level in city drinking water. If the nitrate level does not decline, Mike says the city is looking at con- structing a water treatment plant. Council Member Darrell Knauer brought up a related matter to the drink- ing water. A landfill hearing is set for 6 pm Thursday June 9 in the Clinton High School. The hearing is on the construc- tion material being added to the Clinton Landfill that contains all types of harm- ful materials. The landfill is next to Salt Creek. Salt Creek is part of Mt. Pulaski's water supply. Darrell is having petitions circulated for citizens to sign opposing the proposed action. He is also looking for people to attend the hearing with him. City Cound Briefs By Mike Lakin The city contacted the mation that the muzzle- weddings, the words porta pottle provider for loader demonstration "and Such" was used. No the 4 th of July Celebra- set for Frazier Park will charge for use by organi- tion. When an order was be a go with authorities zations. placed for the portable that be. The May 24 meeting facilities, the pottie pro- City Treasurer Jim will be a voting meeting. ,cider discovered they . Sutton gave an update on Mayor Jim Fuhrer had sent out their bill for finances. Income for 4-27 wants to limit through $1500 for the last Fall Fes- - 5-10 was $40,776.76. semi truck traffic on Vine. rival. City Treasurer Jim Expenses paid were The trucks are pound- Sutton said. that if that $56,888.36. Motor Fuel ing Vine. Due to the call hadn't been made Tax Fund is $51,222.85. viaduct height limit on that bill might never have Jim noted the higher cost 121, there's little chance been discovered. The city, per gallon of gas has not the city can do anything like other cities, is looking translated to more fuel about the semi traffic on at ways to keep city funds tax coming in. Vine. as long as possible. A City Bandstand The city is searching Bringing city handicap policy is being worked for a new auditor. The parking into state compli- up. One proposal is to last auditor charged ance included a class that charge a $25 fee forwed- $4,800 for the city audit. Lynn Freer and Mike dings and such. Since no So far, auditors have been Patridge attended, one could come up for quoting an audit fee of City is getting confir- any specific use besides $8,000to $12,000. Mt. Pulaski Library Summer Reading Program Sign Up June 1 -4 "A Midsummer's Knight Read" The following Tuesday programs begin at 10:30 am. June 7 Glow in the Dark Juggling Show June 14 Ronald McDonald June 21 "Snakehead Ed" - Live Snakes June 28 Scovill Zoo July 5 Richard Landry- Magic Show July 12 Closing Party - Craft & Lunch (Must Sign Up For Party) Did You Know 600,000 young adults have joined their parents' health care plan as part of the Health Care Reform legisla- tion. A report says that 47% of people living in Detroit are functionally illiterate. An Illinois lawmaker has pro- posed taking away the child tax deduction from parents with obese kids. San Francisco may become the first city to eliminate the Yellow Pages phone direc- tory. A report says the average American's health care costs are neady $20,000 a year. We make Int0000'rnet Do You Know [Banking E@ sy 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 Community 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 tell us how we can serve you. 130 S. WashingtonSt.- Mt Pulaski THE )FARMERS eml B A N K The Oldest Bank t l.ga# County o ,,nee 1872 "9 00-5211 www.farm-bank.com May 21, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times 7