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For the Week of September 16, 2013

The construction work on the Municipal Building continues to move forward this week.  Window replacements on the upper floor of the east elevation of Old City Hall have been completed and the large “garage door” window is being installed. Replacement of the limestone base and stone copings is underway and a final washing of this elevation is scheduled in the coming weeks.

Tree Care: Proper Mulching

Wood Mulch is a good source of nutrients and protection for your tree.  Once a year the mulch should be turned and new mulch added as needed.  Mulch should be applied from the drip line toward the trunk.  If this is not practical, minimum mulch circles should be 1.1 feet for small trees, 3.3 feet for medium trees and 9.9 feet for large trees.  As beneficial as mulch is, too much can be harmful.  The recommended mulching depth is 2 to 4 inches.  Mulch should not be piled up around the base or against the trunk of trees.  This is called a "mulch volcano".

For the Week of September 2, 2013

Restoration work on the Municipal Building continues on schedule this week. Window replacements on the upper floor of the east elevation of the Old City Hall and South Annex building have been completed, with the exception of the large “garage door” type window. Replacement of the limestone base and stone copings is underway and a final washing of this elevation is scheduled in the coming weeks.

For the Week of August 19, 2013

Restoration work on the Municipal Building continues on schedule this week. Window replacements on the upper floor of the east elevation of the Old City Hall and South Annex building are proceeding and will continue into next week. Replacement of the limestone base and stone copings is ongoing and a final washing of this elevation is scheduled in the coming weeks. All of the scaffolding along the east elevation has been removed and the public sidewalk has been re-opened with only minor daily closures.

For the Week of August 12, 2013

Restoration work on the Municipal Building continues on schedule this week. Restoration of the brick along the east elevation of the Old City Hall and South Annex building has been completed. Replacement of the limestone base and stone copings is underway and a final washing of this elevation is scheduled in the coming weeks. All of the scaffolding along the east elevation has been removed and the public sidewalk has been re-opened with only minor daily closures.

For the Week of July 29, 2013

Restoration work on the Municipal Building continues on schedule this week. Restoration of the brick along the east elevation of the Old City Hall and South Annex building has been completed. Replacement of the limestone base and stone copings is underway and will be completed this week. All of the scaffolding along the east elevation has been removed and the public sidewalk re-opened.

The roofing contractor has completed approximately 90% of the replacement work. Roofing crews will be adding aluminum trim caps this week to conclude their work.

Week of July 22, 2013

Utility work on South 7th Street and South 5th Street has been completed and concrete work including, curb, sidewalk and driveways is scheduled for this week.

Asphalt grinding and paving contractor is scheduled to remove and replace the roadway surface starting the week of July 29th.

The grinding, resurfacing and striping of public parking lots at the southeast corner of Second Street (Route 31) and West Main Street, and at the northwest corner of Third Avenue and East Main Street is now complete.

For the Week of July 15, 2013

Restoration work on the Municipal Building continues on schedule this week.  Masonry work along the east elevation of the Old City Hall and South Annex building has been completed. Replacement of the limestone base and stone copings will be complete in approximately a week once the stone is delivered from the quarry. All of the scaffolding along the east elevation has been removed and the public sidewalk re-opened.

Flag Notices

Per the United States Flag Code, all persons or entities covered by the Flag Display Act are to fly the American & Illinois flags at half-staff on designated days such as specific holidays (Peace Officers Memorial Day, Memorial Day, Patriot Day, and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day) and to honor the passing of fallen soldiers, police officers, firefighters, and certain elected officials. Flags should be displayed at full-staff on all other days.

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