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10 By Mike Lakin Architect - Kevin Handy first stated trict expenses are less than projected there is master planning for Mt. Pulaski income, in the black by $100,O00. Grade School; characterized as near Financially, district is near the top future planning. Part of that planning is (very goo l) in state rating standards. a review of heating and cooling for-the Board approved budget. grade school. Geo-Thermal is being stud- ied. In Other Business... Handy next told the board he is gath- Sidewalk - fence work on Garden ering space utilization information for Street. Mayor Jim Fuhrer said City of Mt. the high school with an emphasis on the Pulaski is paying $15,000 for the side- 1912-1925 buildings. The board is look- walk and $4,000 for the fence. School ing at, long term, replacing both struc- district is paying $2,000 toward the side- tures. Handy said preliminary design for walk work. the high school has time-line of 2-years. In addition, a hole ina sidewalk at high The estimated figure for cost of demoli- school will be repaired by city. tion of 1912-1925 structures is $250,000 -$300,000. Mascot change. In a move to bring As with the grade school, updating the uniformity to mascots at the grade and high school heating and cooling includes high school, initial proposals were pre- looking at geo-thermal, sented to the board. Uniformity is to In related transaction, the board trans- bring a single, official, mascot for each ferred $73,600 to building fund for school to eliminate variations that have asbestos removal- abatement, appeared over the years. A committee will work out some details. See related Budget Hearing article this issue. No one addressed board on the tenta- Information... tive budget. Of note: Expected $600,000 increase in state funding. Projected dis- Suggestion was made to consider auto- mating restroom facilities with at least sensors for sinks. A water bottle station with sensor can be viewed at grade school. Board approved hiring of Shelley Daigh. as .IV Softball Coach. Board did not approve (vote 4 to 3) hiring Bethany Dulle as MPGS Assistant Volleyball Coach. Board approved student use of water bottles in district schools. Comment was water bottles are to be clear bottles. Extra-curricular activity Facebook pages; awaiting clarification of policy question. Board approved $4,095 bid from Fout Construction for installation of exhaust fans in bus barn. Board approved $4,019 bid from DL Electric for electrical work (lighting and power for exhaust fans). el- On two above bids, board was told this saves district $6,000 over a single bid for installation and electric work. P Students of the month program, at Mt. Pulaski Grade School, are being replaced by quarterly over-all student recognition. Jeff Beccue reminded administrators to keep Wednesday nights free of school activities (as much as possible) in respect to Wednesday night local church activi- ties. Sales Tax Revenue for May 2016 was $20,915.32. Talk to your local Pekin Insurance agent about protecting your home from unexpected events that even a superhero can't handle. Przykopanski, Clements & May Insurance Agency, inc. 109 S. Lafayette. Mt. Pulaski 7 Railroad Crossing Closure near Mt. Pulaski The CN Railroad will be replacing a rail crossing on 700th Street near Mt. Pulaski. The road will be dosed from Monday, October 10 through Friday, October 14. This road is also known as County Highway 10, which connects Elkhart and Mt. Pulaski. * Hi~ ~/tilla~ fa~n near I.m0tn ~Ja exceJ~ t~cm~e and access S~ne ~ w~h creek for recrea~on and hunth~ .8~",g~e,~e, and 51"x 70' pole ma~eshed tmJaw t.ttm Farmers z Scholarship Fundraiser Zonta Clul of Lincoln hosts its annual Zonta Turkey Dinner Sunday, November 6 (Daylight Savings Time Weekend). Proceeds of the dinner go to Zonta's Scholarship Fund and local chari- table organizations. Over the last 20 years, 20 Mt. Pulaski High School students have been the rec!pients of this scholarship. What a great way to support the club and our students! Dinner is held at Lincoln High School Caf- eteria from llAm - l:30Pm. Tickets are $11 in advance, $12 at the door, and $5 for chil- dren under 12. C Touts are available. Meal indudes turkey and all the trimmings and homemade desserts. If you are interested in getting tickets in advance, please contact Barb Maske (217-871- 3422 or or call 217-871- 6457. McCormick Sean & Dylan McCormick 'Tour Car Guys" Sean 217-358-4008 Dylan 217-358-3633