MCLEANSBORO — The McLeansboro City Council approved a bid from E.T. Simonds for resurfacing South Pearl Street in the amount of $43,198.63 during Monday’s special called city council meeting at City Hall.
According to City Clerk Fred Vallowe, the city began work last week with replacement and repairs to curbs and replacing the retaining walls at Pearl and Randolph, so work is going on now. Paving is expected to begin next week. All work should be completed by the second week in October.
The council also set the date for the City-wide Clean-Up. It will take place starting Monday and continuing through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
During the meeting, a comment was made by Keith York asking the council to consider evening and/or weekend options. It was noted that after hour collections would result in overtime fees which would increase the cost of the clean-up to the city.
During the clean-up, all materials for removal should be brought to the dumpsters located at the light plant at 312 West Market Street between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Tires, batteries, air conditioners/furnaces, computers, televisions, any liquid waste or yard waste will not be included in the clean-up. Doors on white goods must be securely fastened or removed.