Council approves repair costs
by Erin Sanson
Enquirer Democrat Reporter
During the Carlinville City Council meeting on June 21, the council learned that the retaining wall at Carlinville Lake campground is in disrepair, and according to Lake committee member, Todd Koller, it is caving in. Should the retaining wall collapse it is estimated that at least two campers and a deck will be lost. The cost of repairs are currently estimated to be about $16,000. The Council unanimously approved the estimated cost of repairs to fix the retaining wall at Carlinville Lake.
In other business, the estimation of the cost of oiling and chipping three city streets was approved. The oiling and chipping was originally meant to be done in 2020, but had to be put on hold due to the pandemic. The transfer of the lease of ground at Carlinville Lake from Donald Emmons to Brian Kellerman was approved.
The council approved the hire of Linda Baxter, for janitorial duties, on a part time basis for the rest of the 2021 campground season. A motion to put the Blackburn Alumni Event on file was put forth and seconded, and approved unanimously by the council. The Rotary club asked permission to hold its annual ice cream social on the square, July 30 6-8 p.m. with a performance by the Municipal band. The council approved a motion to put the correspondence on file.
The approval of the purchase offer for Miller Cabin was tabled until the next city council meeting. Mayor Sarah Oswald reminded the council it was National Pollinator week and encouraged participation in the activities the Carlinville Public Library has organized to celebrate the event.
The next meeting of the council will be on Tuesday, July 6.