By Steve Robinson | October 2, 2017 - 10:00 pm
Posted in Category: Normal Town Council

Town of NormalNORMAL – Normal Town Council members unanimously approved a resolution allowing the Town to spend an additional $35,000 in construction costs related to the replacement of traffic signals at the intersection of Towanda and Vernon Avenues. The Town has already spent $220,000 on the project, its share of costs with the project, jointly paid for with the City of Bloomington.

The cause for the extra expense was due to needing to replace transverse contraction joints in the concrete which “were in very poor shape” according to a memo from Town Engineer Gene Brown to City Manager Mark Peterson.

That repair also let for Council members to unanimously approve a supplemental resolution to appropriate an additional $35,000 of Town Motor Fuel Tax dollars which the Town would use to pay for traffic signal improvements at the Towanda-Vernon intersection. Council members originally approved the $220,000 expenditure for this project in February.

Council Tours New Normal Fire Station #1: Prior to the meeting, Council members received a guided tour of the new Normal Fire Department’s Station #1, located at the corner of Main and Dale Streets. Fire Chief Mick Humer and two of his senior officers gave City Manager Mark Peterson, Mayor Chris Koos, and Council members a guided tour of the new facility which should begin operations sometime later this month. Once in operation, the new station will replace the existing Fire Station #1, located at the intersection of College Ave. and Blair Dr.

Omnibus Agenda Items Approved: Omnibus agenda items approved by the Council included:

• Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of Sept. 18, 2017.

• Approval of Town of Normal Expenditures for payment as of Sept. 27, 2017.

• A resolution to award the bid for a service truck with utility body for the Water Department to Bloomington-based Sam Leman Ford at a net cost of $37,133.47 including a trade-in allowance.

• A resolution to award the bid for a backhoe loader for the Town Water Department to Martin Equipment, Inc. at a net cost of $45,115 including a trade-in allowance.

• A resolution to waive the formal bidding procedure and accept quotes totaling $69,734.58 from Dell for the purchase of computer equipment.

• A resolution to accept water treatment plant chemical bids for November 2017 through October 2018.

• A resolution accepting the base bid, Alternative 2, Alternative 4, and authorizing a contract with Decatur-based CraftMasters, Inc. for the replacement of low slope roofing systems at the Community Activity Center in the amount of $88,900.

• An ordinance adopting a revised purchasing policy manual.

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