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6/25/2013 11:43:00 PM
Coal City Village Board briefs
Easement will provide path for storm drainage
Ann Gill

In order to complete a large-scale storm drainage project that includes the area of Elm and Mazon streets west of Broadway, the village needed a public utility easement in the 200 block of West Elm Street. The easement will allow for a connection of the storm system to an outlet near the bike path north of Hunters Run.

On Monday, the board authorized entering into an easement agreement with Mike Bertino, the owner of property at 275 W. Elm St. The agreement will allow the village to install the drainage pipe on the resident's property. In exchange for the easement, the village authorized a $125 payment to Bertino.

In other matters from the Monday, June 24 meeting of the Coal City Village Board:

• Board members approved the purchase of a 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck for use by the water and sewer department. The vehicle, to be purchased from Terry's Automotive Group, will replace a 1979 pickup that is currently in use.

Village Administrator Matt Fritz said maintenance on the 34-year-old vehicle, acquired through a court ordered seizure, is getting costly and the time has come to replace the truck.

The $17,921 vehicle cost will be financed through a line of credit the village recently secured for vehicle and equipment purchases.

• In a related move, the board adopted an ordinance outlining the process for disposing of the 1979 pickup truck and squad cars utilized by the police department.

The pickup truck and a police cruiser have been declared excess property and will be sent to auction.

A second police car, at the recommendation of the chief of police, will be donated to the Grundy Area Vocational Center (GAVC) for use in its criminal justice program housed at Coal City High School. The car will be used as a training vehicle for students in the program.

A third police vehicle will initially be used by a planned new officer to attend training and upon competition of that training the car will be sent to auction.

The police department is slated to receive three new vehicles.

• Trustees approved a payment of $252,281 to J.S. Alberico Construction for work completed on the west side sanitary sewer interceptor project. The project costs are covered by a federal grant.

• The mayor was authorized to issue a $5,250 payment to the North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG) for its administration of a Community Development Assistance Program Grant issued to the village for a planned sanitary sewer extension to Prairie Oaks Subdivision.

• Mayor Neal Nelson proclaimed the week of July 21 to 28 as Accessibility Awareness Week in the village of Coal City. The proclamation was presented by the Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living.

• The mayor, along with trustees Georgette Vota and Tim Bradley provided positive comments on the recent cruise night hosted by the Park Board. The event raised, through a raffle and merchandise sale by the police department, around $500 for the Illinois Special Olympics Torch Run. Village maintenance supervisor Darell Olson served as the celebrity judge.

• Vota reminded the board that the Park Board will be hosting its big band concert in Campbell Memorial Park on July 20.

• Trustees approved purchase orders totaling $26,462.

The next meeting of the board is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, July 8 at village hall.

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