The Pekin City Council will consider the following on Monday:
1. Bids for three projects:
• Sidewalk improvements with Illinois Civil Contractors in the amount of $124,943. The project involves several forms of funding sources for the repairs in an effort to get bulk pricing for the projects. The funds include public property funds, a 50/50 program and the streets capital improvement fund.
• Mill and overlay projects include 14th Street from Park Street to Fisher Street, Broadway Road from Parkway Drive to Schramm Street and Sheridan Road from Parkway Drive to Redwood Drive. The projects have a lone bidder, R.A. Cullinan, at $998,598.
• A crack fill project bid is expected to be awarded to Complete Asphalt Service Center in the amount of $36,980. The bid is 32 percent above estimate, approximately $9,000 more. City Engineer Mike Guerra said in his memo to Council that the amount is reasonable for the work expected and recommends it be awarded.
2. Two parking changes:
• The Traffic Safety Committee is recommending that the Council remove parking restrictions in the 600 block of Market Street at the request of residents. The parking ban was placed there when West Campus was still open as a school.
• The Traffic Safety Committee is recommending that the Council restrict parking on both sides of Washington Street from Summer Street to South Capitol Street. Pekin issues were brought to the committee at the Sept. 1 meeting regarding the line of sight concerns.
3. A TIF facade grant in the amount of $12,500 for Monge, Crouch and Mahoney for improvement to the building at 1 N. 7th St.
The money will help pay for a roof replacement, pressure washing the building, replacing exterior panels, refinishing and repainting. The TIF grants have been used by many downtown businesses to put on new facades and make repairs to buildings.
4. The Council will be asked to approve an agreement between the city and the owners of the former Speedway Gas Station on the corner of Parkway Drive and Broadway Street.
Leaking gas tanks were found on the property several years ago. Guerra negotiated a deal so that the owners of the station will be liable and there will be no costs to the city for remediation or any other costs associated with the leaks if the adjoining roads are opened up for repairs or replacement.
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