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Pizza Man 120 E. 70' X Family Restaurant Cooke, Mt. Pulaski 40' Building With Full Basement Adjoining Vacant Lot Business Established 1981 Tum-Key Operation 217-725-7953 MT, PULASKI ROAD DISTRICT SNOWPLOWING POLICY 2015-2016 As in the past, Mt. Pulaski Township will use the fol- lowing guidelines for its snowplowing operations: 1. IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911. USE THE 911 ADRESS. The operators at Logan Dispatch have the radio frequencies to call us direct. Going to and from work or non-emergency med- ical appointments are NOT considered emer- gencies. 2. Due to an Attorney General's opinion published several years, and insurance rules based on that opinion, we do not plow drives or lanes. This does not apply for Fire or Medical Emergencies. 3. Except for emergency calls, snowplows do not normally run at night. We will usually start early in the morning. We do vary from this, especially if a snowfall ends in the early to mid-afternoon; if the wind allows, we will work into the evening hours. 4. Under blizzard conditions, or when drifting snow makes it impossible to keep roads open, snow- plows will generally not be working; we will start plowing when the wind lays. While economics does enter into this policy, we can better respond to emergencies if the vehicles are standing by, rather than being completely out of position to respond. 5. The Road District cannot afford a "Bare Pave- ment" policy; during light snows, we may do nothing at all, especially if it appears that the snow will blow off or melt quickly. Heavier snows will be plowed. 6. Depending on conditions, we may or may not spread salt/cinders at the approaches to stop signs, intersections, railroad crossings, or steep hills. Straight-aways are not normally spread, nor are gravel roads. To extend the life of bddges, bddges are not salted; approaches are done as needed. 7. When clearing private drives, please do not leave snow piled on the roads-if it freezes and is struck by other vehicles, you could be held liable for damages. 8. Mt. Pulaski Road District attempts to open all roads as soon as possible; Your patience and cooperation is appreciated. And as always, feel free to call me with any questions: phone: 217-792-5164 or emaih ahoo.com Leslie "Foxie" Hild ._ Highway Commissioner ii:~,~ ~ ~:: ~.ii !~ :~i:. ~ :. :~, Construction has started on the new doctor's office and pharmacy at, Vonderlieth. Both new facilities will serve both Vonderlieth and the surrounding communities. Times Photos Illinois Electronic Products Recycling & Reuse Act A ban on disposing of All Electronics in landfills since January 1, 2012 Ban Includes... Televisions Computers/Monitors Mice/Keyboards Printers/Scanners Fax Machines VCRs/Dtgltal Music Players DVD Players/Recorders Video Game Consoles Small Scale Servers Digital Converter Sexes Cable/Setelnte Server Local Disposal Options CRT= Cathode RayTubes are the video display component found in olderTVs & computer monitors Habltut for Humanity 925Woodlawn in Lincoln 732-6412 No TVs - Computer Monitors - Microwaves Second Saturday of each month 9AM - Noon Computer Consulting Associates ((=CA) 6ol Keokuk Street in Lincoln 735-2677 Computer equipment only- NO CRT Monitors Goodwill industries x2zo Woodlawn Road in Lincoln Electronic Items & computer equipment No CRTTVs CRT Monitors - Flat Screen TVs Only Mission Mart z9 N Sangamon Street in Lincoln 732-88o6 Accept working.,, electronic items-TVs- Computer Equipment No CRTTVs CRT Monitors REGIONALTELEVISION/COMPUTER MONITOR DISPOSAL BEST BUY - www.bestbu~com Accepting TVs 3z'~ or small and computer monitors at all area stores for recycling at no charge. Will not accept Console TVs, "FVs and Monitors over 32" or disassembled products Springfield 217-698-855z - Decatur 2z7-875-2418 -Bloomington 3o9-663-8o9o BLH COMPUTERS 217-585-1580 1832 Stevenson Drive- Springfield Accepting electronic equipment - excluding kitchen-bathroom-hygiene items Most items accepted for recycling at no charge Disposal fees for projection TVs & Computer Monitors w/CRT range from s~.o - s4o Congratulations a After 25 years of memorable employment with the Mount Pulaski School District, retirement calls. I'm sure you will ,.] miss many of the people that you work with, especially the ~" students but now you can spend more time with your family. Love from your Family George, Terry, Casie, Raquel, Caden, Sabrina, and Brook City November Committee Meeting By Mike Lakin The city audit has been completed. The dty has again received a financially clean bill of health from the auditor. City Treas. Jim Sutton reported income to the city between November 11 and November 24 totaled $32,115.93. That irlduded the September 1-percent sales tax of $9,294.61 and real estate taxes of $5,435.79. City consulting engineer Greg Gustafson reported the final bill for the water tower was $336,585. He reported a request for an additional payment of $14,600. Greg said that the city should take the position that no additional work was needed to meet the specifications of the contract and therefore deny additional payment. There will be an inspection of the water tower next fall that was part of the cd~tract agreement. Greg said that he was satisfied with the .contractor and very satisfied with the crew that did the work. While the state is still not sending MFT funds to muniC- ipalities, the city does have to let IDOT know of any 2016 projects. This would include an estimate of project costs. The city could use general funds for these projects and then reim- burse the general fund when the state releases MFT funds. One project the city is looking at would be work on Washing- ton Street from Maple Street to the Elkhart Road intersection. This work would be due, in part, to the opening ofthe doctor o)ffice and pharmacy at Vonderlieth. Mayor Jim Fuhrer said that Waneta Stephens and Mary Mil- liigan have retired from the Zoning Board of Appeals. Matt Davis and Laura Lee were appointed to the board. The Council discussed requests for discounts on water bills. It was concluded that the city cannot give discounts and reminds people that the rates are still lower than some sur- rounding towns. There's a possible sinkhole on Chestnut Street that will be attended to next year. Laura Lee sent in a clarification of the$ 65,000 payment to IMLRMA at the Nov. 10 City Council meeting. The $65,000 is the annual city insurance payment. It covers vehicles, build- ings, mobile equipment, breakdown of lift stations, general liability, etc. Laura says we always have the option of paying in 2 payments, but it's less to make one payment because we get a 10% discount when we do. ANTIQUES... available at Salt Creek Attic Split - Seasoned - Delivered - $75 Per Face Cord 217-671-0200 12 @ @ I-I k,a O t~ O