Carlinville to receive grant funds

Carlinville to receive grant funds

CARLINVILLE (Sept. 7, 2017) – With a very light agenda, Carlinville City Council was able to keeps its Sept. 5 meeting to 10 minutes.

After approval of the minutes of the previous meeting and payment of the city’s bills, the council agreed to place a letter on file from Chelsea German, requesting permission for the Carlinville High School Soccer Team to sell Krispy Kreme donuts on Oct. 28.

Public Works Director Tim Hasa read an announcement from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity reporting the city has satisfied the special grant conditions regarding environmental record review requirements in the grant previously awarded to the city.

The grant for construction costs of $491,588.98, which includes $426,375 from a community development block grant and a $65,213.98 contribution by the city, will replace approximately 2,500 feet of deteriorating water main within the alleys between Johnson and Sumner streets, and between Sumner and North Charles streets in the Standard Addition on Carlinville’s north side.

When the floor was opened to the public, Ed Taylor expressed his concern about trees on the city square. Much of the leaves had been eaten through, which keeps the trees from providing adequate shade.

Mayor Deanna Demuzio told Taylor she had spoken with Dick McClain of Winning Communities, which has taken on much of the landscaping and beautification duties on the square, and he told her the trees are suffering from a beetle infestation and the only thing that can be done is to wait it out. Demuzio reported that the infestation will not kill the trees and the problems can be remedied with time.