Bradford School awards bids
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 17:02
- Written by Doug Hampton
The Bradford School board awarded two bids for work to be done in the district at their April meeting. A contract water pipe replacement at the grade school was awarded to Dooley Brothers of Kewanee. The total bid was for $105,000 of which $50,000 will be covered by a grant. Two bids for a fire alarm upgrade were received with the board awarding the contract to Ruyle Mechanical Services, Inc of Peoria at a price of $60,700.
The board discussed new math curriculum and felt that a program called GO Math would be the best fit for the district. Samples of the curriculum will be on display in the Junior High School office for the public to look over.
Travis King arraigned on felony weapons charge
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 16:58
- Written by John A. Ballentine
Travis L. King, 23, of Wyoming, was arraigned in Stark County Circuit Court Friday on a Class 3 felony charge of unlawful possession of weapons by a felon.
Court documentation states King on April 2, to be “a person who has been convicted of a felony under the law of Illinois, knowingly possessed firearm ammunition, to wit, .22 caliber firearm ammunition.”
Wyoming seats new council members
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 19:25
- Written by Doug Hampton
Two alderman were appointed to the Wyoming City Council at the April meeting. Aldermen Jeff Rumbold, Joe Gray and John Carroll did not seek reelection and no candidates filed to run during the recent election. The council voted to approve Mayor Pat Maher's appointments of Steve Hansard to the vacant third ward position and Kathy Hardy to the vacant first ward position. Both had previously served on the council. The vacancy for the second ward is yet to be filled.
During the meeting, the council approved a program that had been presented by the Better Banks at a previous meeting to enter into a "cash sweep" program. This will allow the city to keep all accounts within FDIC insured limits.
Highway Dept. secures funds for drainage improvements
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 19:37
- Written by Admin
The Stark County Highway Department has secured $1.2 million for drainage improvements on Snareville Road. The funds will be used to replace two culverts damaged during the floods of April 2013. The Stark County Board approved a resolution on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 to enter into a funding agreement for each of the two projects.
In a meeting held February 19, 2015, Stark County Engineer, Mark Otten, presented the justification for upgrading the projects from repairs to replacements to representatives of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Mr. Otten substantiated the fact that the two culverts required replacement - rather than the previously approved repairs – to ensure the safety of the motoring public in Stark County. The continued degradation of the two culverts since the flood event was shown to be a result of the initial damage caused by the floodwaters. Until the culverts are replaced, the Stark County Highway Department continues to monitor both culverts and will take the necessary steps to protect the safety of the travelling public at all times.
County board finalizes engineering paperwork, re-appoints
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 19:20
- Written by Jason Musselman
The Stark County Board completed a fair number of housekeeping agenda items last Wednesday night.
The board approved multiple resolutions presented by County Engineer Mark Otten, including awarding sealcoating and rock bids for the county and townships. Other resolutions included a supplemental resolution for the 2007 county engineer salary which finalized paperwork with the state and changed allocated funds to where they should be.