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July 18, 2014

Tilton council hears about construction in village

TILTON — Mayor David Phillips announced at Thursday night's board meeting the status of three building projects are slated to begin soon.

Phillips said he has been notified the burned out Monical's Pizza building will be torn down and a new restaurant will be constructed with an additional eight feet added to the dining area. Construction is expected start soon.

American Chevrolet-Buick-GMC has informed Phillips that construction should begin within the next few weeks on its new building directly north of its location.

A proposed truck stop to be built on part of the former GM foundry site at the G Street exit off of I74 is scheduled to start construction in the spring of 2015. Phillips said he is unable to identify the company building the truck stop at this time.

To assist in the construction of the proposed truck stop, Tilton authorized Moran Development of Edwardsville to begin work on a new proposed second Tax Increment Financing district to encompass the former GM site, areas along G Street as well as 5th and L Streets. All of the land included in the proposed TIF II district are commercial properties as well as areas suitable for economic development.

Moran's cost is not to exceed $26,900.

Trustees also approved a contract with Daniel Ribbe Trucking of Tilton for the 2014 motor fuel tax work at a cost of $78,440. Of that amount, $45,616 will come from the village's motor fuel tax funds and the remainder will come from the Tilton gas tax fund.

Included in the work is a proposal to apply a new asphalt surface to a portion of Spelter Avenue with Danville Township also agreeing to resurface the portion of Spelter that is in its jurisdiction.

In other board action, trustees:

• Will have the village attorney draw up an ordinance governing the keeping of cats and dogs based upon the state statute.

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