CITY UPDATE JUNE 15, 2011
Summer is here. What comes with summer? Children are out of school. That means they will be going swimming, playing outside and sometimes even playing in the streets. Please watch out for our future leaders, we don’t want any of them to get hurt or killed.
Since we are talking about safety, let’s talk about how you drive when you are approaching service vehicles. I bet the first thing you thought about was law enforcement officers stopped along side the road and approaching ambulances; but it also means our trash trucks, city crews working on the streets, crews repairing water lines, etc.
One complaint I heard from the workers on the trash truck is that drivers don’t slow down when they approach their truck. I have asked them to start wearing florescent lime-yellow shirts, which will be part of their official uniform.
Hopefully this will make drivers more aware of the workers as they work around the truck. These workers are very vulnerable to careless drivers, so please slow down when you are approaching them and our street and water crews as they work on the streets and water lines.
Glenn Fischer, Mayor
WATER DISTRIBUTION PROJECT
There are now six locations where water construction is taking place: 1st crew is boring under the highway at 6th & Wisconsin; 2nd crew is at 10th & Commercial, working east on 10th Street; 3rd crew is at 3rd & Commercial, working east on 3rd Street; 4th crew is at 2nd & Illinois, heading north to North
Street; 5th crew is at 4th Street & Bud Coons Blvd and will be working in the Industrial Park area; and the 6th crew is working at North & Vermont with plans to begin testing new main lines prior to tying in the service lines. Prior to service lines being connected to the city mains that will cause water to be shut off to homes and or businesses, notice will be provided to customers. This is not expected to occur for several weeks yet. Thank you for your patience as the project moves along. If you have questions about the project, please contact the City Office.
Last Updated (Friday, 17 June 2011 18:43)