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Hoopeston

February 19, 2014

Hoopeston adds carbon monoxide detectors to ordinance

HOOPESTON — City council members voted 6-1 Tuesday to include carbon monoxide detectors as well as smoke detectors within 15 feet of every room used for sleeping purposes.

Illinois law already requires carbon monoxide alarms in residences with rooms used for sleeping. That law went into effect Jan. 1, 2007. It applies, however, only to those homes that use fossil fuel to cook, heat or produce hot water, or is connected to an enclosed garage. Homes that are all-electric and no attached garage are exempt from the requirements.

Council members, except Alderman Bill Goodwine, thought city ordinances should include the Illinois law regarding carbon monoxide.

"It's a good awareness program," commented Alderman Randy Carter.

In other council business, Alderman Joe Fell said the Hoopeston Fire Department received an $18,000 grant from the Illinois State Fire Marshal for equipment.

+ Learned the city water department has thawed more than 100 water meters, has 10 frozen lines under several streets and had three water main breaks on Illinois Route 1 this year since winter set.

Steve Baker, city water department, warned residents, "Just because it warmed up, let water trickle some at night. The frost goes deeper when it warms up." He added the frost can still freeze water lines.

+ Mike Streff, Foth Infrastructure & Engineering, requested a Water & Sewer and Finance Committee meeting before the March 4 council meeting to discuss the water tank project. Council members need to take action at the March 4 meeting whether to go out for bids or award the work to Leander Construction, Streff said.

City council members will meet next at 7 p.m. March 4 in City Hall, 301 W. Main St.

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