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Week of June 2, 2014

The main section of the biosolids and operational building is now completed. This section houses liquid storage, chemical storage, pumping and dewatering equipment along with the new Motor Control Center and plant power distribution. Equipment has been through start-up procedures with staff training. Most equipment is now operational and running on a daily basis.

Week of May 26, 2014

The 2014 MFT Street Rehabilitation Project has been awarded to Hardin Paving Services, from Hillside, Illinois.                      

Phase One utility repairs are anticipated to begin on Cambridge Drive, Cambridge Court, Jeanette Avenue, Midway Avenue and Cumberland Green Drive on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Week of April 7, 2014

Construction on South 19th Street & Walnut Drive Water Main Improvements is scheduled to begin on Monday April 14, with an anticipated completion by the end of May. The work will take place along the west side of South 19th Street between West Main Street and Walnut Drive, and 200 feet west along the north side of Walnut Drive. The contract for this project has been awarded to Martam Construction, Elgin IL.

Week of April 7, 2014

Construction on South 19th Street & Walnut Drive Water Main Improvements is scheduled to begin on Monday April 14, with an anticipated completion by the end of May. The work will take place along the west side of South 19th Street between West Main Street and Walnut Drive, and 200 feet west along the north side of Walnut Drive. The contract for this project has been awarded to Martam Construction, Elgin IL.

For the Week of November 25, 2013 - Final Update on Municipal Center Project

As part of an ongoing commitment to maintain City owned facilities, last year, the Public Services Division completed an exterior conditions analysis of the Municipal Building at 2 E. Main Street. The analysis was performed by a local architectural-construction firm, the Prairie Forge Group. This analysis was a study of the building’s exterior shell and resulted in identifying key deficiencies that required repairs to keep the structure weather-tight.

Week of October 1, 2013

Approximately 75 yards of concrete were poured this week,completing the walls on the second floor of the south part of the building. Interior painting took place in the truck dock, pump room, electrical room, storage room and stairs on the first floor. Equipment pads were also poured on the first floor of the building and seven pumps were put in place. Excavation and placement of a two inch water line and a two inch gas line were also completed, along with installation of new gas meter on the building.

For the Week of September 30, 2013

The construction work on the Municipal Building is in its final stages.  Window replacements on the upper floor of the east elevation of the Old City Hall have been completed and the large “garage door” window is installed. Replacement of the limestone base and stone copings has been completed and a final washing of this elevation is underway.

The roofing contractor has finalized the replacement work on all the roof sections. Only minor finishing touches are left as the interface between the roof and the outward facing elevations are completed.

Week of September 23, 2013

The Contractor is expecting to begin grinding the concrete roadway between Kirk Road and Kautz Road beginning Saturday, September 21, 2013, weather permitting.  Once the grinding work has been completed, the Contractor will place the first layer of asphalt material.  Once the installation of new traffic signal equipment is placed within the first layer of asphalt, the Contractor will return and place the final surface course and finalize all required striping.  This work is expected to be completed by October 4, 2013.

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