City recognizes another Eagle Scout

City recognizes another Eagle Scout

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During the July 3 meeting of Carlinville’s City Council, Mayor Deanna Demuzio read a proclamation honoring Zach Simons, who recently achieved the ranking of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in scouting.

As his project, Simons repaired and painted the picnic tables at Beaver Dam State Park.


The council accepted a pair of letters from city employees announcing their retirement. Pat Bouillon’s retirement was affective June 30, after 26 years working with the city. He will continue to assist the city on a part-time basis. Deputy Clerk Darlene Sarginson will retire at the end of July after 10 years with the city.

The city received a letter from Telecommunications Management LLC (which does business as NewWave Communications) stating its intent to file an application with the Illinois Commerce Commission to obtain a state-issued authorization to offer or provide cable service to the city of Carlinville. The company currently has a franchise agreement with the city that runs through December 2029. According to statute, the franchise agreement will be terminated on the date that Telecommunications Management LLC, or its affiliate, becomes authorized to offer cable service in Carlinville by state-issued authorization. The change from municipal franchise agreement to state authorization will not affect service to customers of Carlinville.

Public works

The council approved the purchase of a new Caterpillar 289D XPS compact track loader. The loader, which has a list price of $93,316, will cost the city $30,182.70, after discounts and trade. The loader will be financed through Cat Financial Services.

Public Works Director Tim Hasara reported the city could save nearly $20,000 on the replacement and repair of the lower bearing assemblies on the 60-inch spiral lift screw pumps. Hasara received an estimate of almost $56,000 from another company and got a much lower price ($36,500) from PM Machine Shop. The council approved the work.

The council approved a bid from Vandeventer Engineering (Cogent) to spend $17,871 on a new Yeoman’s pump, electrical junction box, along with installations materials, labor, freight and delivery. The pump will serve as a back up on Lake II, but will be immediately put into service when it arrives.

In other business

Attorney Rick Bertinetti presented the council with a copy of a letter he wrote to the Teamsters Local 525 regarding reporting the city’s agreement with Woodard and Curran, as well as the city’s decision to honor its agreement to pay for health insurance for four city employees from their retirement date until the time they qualify for Medicare.

The council approved a resolution accepting the dedication of Emerald Street in Garnet Estates Third Addition.

Approval was also give to the minutes of the previous meeting. A motion was approved to pay the monthly bills, including bills from the Lake, Lake Ad Hoc and Lake Water Shed committees.

Pictured above, from left to right are Don and Jodi Simons, Zach Simons, Mayor Deanna Demuzio and Scoutmaster Bill Link. Zach Simons is Carlinville’s newest Eagle Scout. He was recognized with a proclamation during the July 3 meeting of Carlinville’s City Council.