Milan residential area to get new coat of asphalt

Posted Online: July 22, 2014, 12:01 am
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By Dennis Moran,
MILAN -- One of the Milan's main residential thoroughfares will get a new coast of asphalt that village officials say is needed.

The village board on Monday approved a bid of $221,759, the lowest of three received, from Brandt Construction in Milan to apply a 2-inch asphalt overlay on West 4th Street from Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in the 1300 block south to 20th Avenue, and then along 20th Avenue east to the frontage road along U.S. 67. Village administrator Steve Seiver estimated the total distance at about 3,000 feet, or more than one-half mile.

The work will be paid from Motor Fuel Tax money. Bids came in lower than expected, village officials said. The pavement is in rough shape, with many cracks and patches. The contract still needs approval from the state Department of Transportation, and officials hope work will begin within the next two weeks.

In other business, the board tabled action on an ordinance to charge residents for garbage pickups that involve more than what fits in their village-provided container, beyond one free pickup per year of excess trash.
Village attorney Lincoln Scott will present an ordinance to the board next month after consulting with Dave Pannell, the village's public works superintendent. Trustees on Monday discussed the idea of charging $40 for each excess load beyond the annual freebie and also giving Mr. Pannell the discretion to increase the $40 amount for larger excess loads.
Mayor Duane Dawson said that the fee could be waived following major storms, when many residents may need to clean up and discard debris.


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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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