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Street work to start in Hoopeston

The Commercial-News

HOOPESTON — Residents can expect some detours on East Main Street this week due to scheduled road work for the summer.

Alderman Randy Carter said the road crews will begin milling the street today between the railroad tracks on East Main Street and Market Street, with the asphalt expected to be laid on Friday. However, if there is a delay with the asphalt until Monday, Carter added, there would still be some traffic on East Main during the weekend.

In other business, council members:

• Approved taking $20,000 from the Civic Center accrual fund and moving it to the maintenance building fund for Civic Center repairs. The repairs included painting, guttering and replacing two roll-up doors on the north and west sides of the building. Alderman Carl Ankenbrand added Class Act donated a few small tasks, not in their bid, to help spruce up the center.

Ankenbrand reminded residents there is a limit to the number of fish one person can remove from the park lagoon each day. Only two fish per day per fisherman/woman or child on a stringer for children 13 and younger and adults 62 and older. Three new signs will be displayed explaining the rules for fishing in the lagoon.

He added that people are driving golf carts on the park grass. Golf carts are designated to city streets, alleys and must park the same as cars in regular parking spots not on the grass by the fence.

• Alderman Larry Baughn reported three new applications had been received for the facade program. The committee will meet soon to review the applications.

• Antennas on the water tower have been identified as to those in use and which can be removed. The bell at the 150-foot mark had not been removed yet until it can be determined the weight in order to bring it down safely.

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