The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

September 14, 2013

Council to vote on yard waste recycling site

The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE — City council members will consider rejecting a bid Tuesday and approving another one related to yard waste recycling in the city.

Council members will consider rejecting a $249,800 bid from Midwest Asphalt Co. of Tilton for site work at the city’s new landscape waste recycling facility on the east end of Liberty Lane.

Public Works Director Doug Ahrens said the bid came in too high and city officials will try to redefine the scope of work and see how some of the work can be done in house by city employees.

Council members also will consider authorizing a budget amendment and approving a $26,930 contract with R&R Services of Illinois Inc. for bulk material grinding services at the city’s current landscape waste recycling facility at the Brickyard Landfill.

The contract with R&R Services is for mulch, brush and tree materials because the city’s tub grinder is too old and can’t grind and process all the bulk material.

These site completion activities must occur prior to closure and the move to the new site.

In other business, the council will consider:

Authorizing a PRIDE Grows project agreement with Tuggle, Schiro & Lichtenberger for the properties at 512 and 514 N. Vermilion St.

The law firm purchased and demolished dilapidated structures on the properties adjacent to the law firm building at 510 N. Vermilion St.

The city created a groundwater restriction in the area to promote the purchase and redevelopment of the lots.

The law firm will remove the remaining pavement and slabs to create a landscape area.

The city will remove the entrances on Vermilion and Davis streets as part of the city access management plan for its higher traffic volume streets and replace them with landscape areas.

The law firm will install and maintain the landscaping.

Approving additional seal coat work at a cost of $24,030. The city approved an initial contract with Daniel L. Ribbe Trucking Inc. in the amount of $129,599.

The city added certain streets to the project due to the deterioration between the time of pavement evaluation and construction. The majority of the additional work took place on Cleveland and Wilkin and other minor streets.

The city’s gas tax is paying for the additional work.

Authorizing an application for Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation grant funds in the amount of $48,600 for a solar energy system for the new Danville Mass Transit transfer zone to be constructed.

The remaining costs for the approximately $127,000 solar energy system will be funded with federal capital funds, according to DMT director John Metzinger.

Coming up The Danville City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert E. Jones Municipal Building, 17 W. Main St.