Sunday, March 11, 2012

Infrastructure Update

The weather has been cooperating so the city may see the beginning of the infrastructure project sooner than anticipated.  The construction firm working on the south of town may be starting by the end of March if all other aspects of the project are lining up properly.  This certainly would be good news. 
Residents with property along the east/west alley from 8th street to alley from 212 to DePue approached the city council about water drainage issues.  We asked the city engineers to explore this issue and create a report for us.  They discovered the problem also included the alley from DePue to Fairview so that information was included in their report.  This report was shared with the council.  The next step was to have the engineer share his reports with the residents it would impact and what current assessment policy would look like for those residents.  That is what the council did at the March 5th meeting with continuation of that meeting to the April 2 council meeting.  There has been no vote taken, no money promised.  We are looking at different financial options.  The council is doing the work requested by the business owners/taxpayers. 
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all the Olivia Irish.

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