The Cambridge village board has taken steps to advance a new pavilion at College Square Park.
Village board members took care of two issues regarding the new park pavilion in College Square Park at their meeting Monday, Aug. 28.
The board unanimously approved the location of the pavilion in the southeast corner of the park, where the sand volleyball court is now located. The sand volleyball court will be relocated in the park.
The second order of business for the new pavilion was the approval of seeking bids for building it. Deadline for submitting bids is Dec. 31, 2017.
Village administrator Dwaine VanMeenen said to date $49,850 has been raised to build the new pavilion.
In other business, the board approved a loan agreement with the Illinois EPA. The village will borrow up to $646,500 to build a new water treatment plant, which is necessary to remove radium in the village’s drinking water supply. The money will be borrowed at 1.32 percent for a period of 20 years.
“It may not be necessary to borrow the full amount from the Illinois EPA because we do have some money in reserves that can be used to build the plant,” VanMeenen said.
Trustees approved a bid of $36,439.07 with Hoerr Construction, Inc., Peoria, to reline 982 linear feet of 12-inch sewer lines on several streets north of the business district.
Work is expected to be complete before winter.
VanMeenen said this is the seventh year for the village to bid cooperatively for the sewer relining work with Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Silvis and Coal Valley.
“By bidding cooperatively for the last seven years, we have saved approximately $46,500,” he said. “It would have been much more costly for the village to do this work on our own. The project is paid for with funds collected from each resident and commercial business in the village. A fee of $3.30 is collected each month on each water and sewer bill to pay for the improvements to the infrastructure.”
The board also approved a bid of $8,500 from Ratliff Bros., Kewanee, to install a storm water drain system in the 300 block of East Street.
“We hope installing the drain system will alleviate flooding basements of homes on East Street,” VanMeenen said.
The board also:
• Accepted a bid of $4,400 from Jay Snodgrass to remove and replace siding on a storage shed at the sewer plant.
• Amended the engineering contract with V & K Engineering, Rock Island, for services to construct the HMO water treatment plant.
• Approved allowing geese hunting this fall at the sewer plant.
• Approved a request from Ruby’s Sports Bar & Grill to close a portion of Prospect Street on Saturday, Sept. 30, for a street dance.
• Approved a request from Jackie Carey English Demolition Derby organizers to close various streets on Saturday, Sept. 16. for the Alpha 1 5K Run.
• Approved hiring Gary Walters, Geneseo, to replace Bob Papoccia, who is retiring as plumbing inspector for the village.
• Approved appointing Dale Doubler to serve on the planning commission.
• Approved a proclamation denouncing violence in Cambridge.