During the mayor’s report of Monday night’s Metropolis City Council, the council approved an agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to repave a portion of U.S. 45 from 10th Street at the intersection of Ferry Street to Ill. 145 past from the rest area.
IDOT will mill and repave the street portion, and the City of Metropolis will take care of the parking lanes in front of houses and businesses on Ferry and Fifth streets. The total project cost is $4.1 million. The city will be responsible for $25,000 which will come from federal and state funds from the motor fuel tax.
Work is expected to start in the summer.
In other business, the council:
• Accepted IDOT’s Compliance Review #77 audit covering the receipt and disbursement of motor fuel tax funds by the city from Jan. 1, 20108 to Dec. 31, 2019.
• Ratified a payment of $31,000 to Quint Utilities and Excavating for demolition work at 106 W. Ninth St., 110 W. Fourth St., 909 Pearl St. and 408 W. 11th St.
• Approved a quote from Brownstown Electric Supply in the amount of $6,775 to replenish wire for the public works department.
• Approved a motion to set a public hearing for Tuesday, May 26 at 5:30 on a second application to the Downstate Stabilization Grant for six additional small businesses and to publish notice.
• Adopted Ordinance 2020-15 consenting to a second extension of proclamation of state of emergency, with John Taylor, Ward Three voting no. This extension was made only to be eligible for state and federal money reimbursements for excess expenses, and is not associated in any way with stay at home executive orders from the state.
• Adopted a resolution of support for a Downstate Small Business Economic Stabilization Grant following a public hearing for comments on behalf of Silver Collections.
• And was reminded Spring Clean Up weeks will be June 1 and June 8.