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Monroe City Council: August 2, 2011
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MONROE - At a meeting Monday, the City of Monroe Board of Public Works:

- Approved a bill for payment from Whitney Tree Service for $8,600 for tree removal and trimming from July 11 storm damage.

- Reviewed year-to-date forestry work compared to department budget. Paul Klinzing, city forestry, reported the cost of tree removal and trimming caused by storm damage this summer threatens to put the department over budget, with about 15 trees yet to be removed because of storm damage or disease and age. The committee directed Klinzing to remove the trees.

- Received an update on well No. 3. Mike Kennison, water utility supervisor, reported water samples from the well have meet compliance standards for radium and the well is ready for the final stage of fill and plugging.

- Reviewed quotes and recommended to the council to hire Fehr-Graham and Associates for $12,250 as the consultant/engineering firm to design the dredging plans to remove sediment from and specifications for the detention pond on Haddinger Road.

- Discussed the possibility of extending 30th Street. Directed Al Gerber, city engineering supervisor, to proceed with preliminary cost estimates and fund availability and to research various aspects of the project.

Charles Koch requested the city spring cleaning program be placed on the next agenda for discussion.

MONROE - In a meeting Monday, the City of Monroe Public Safety Committee:

- Recommended to council to approve Pool Party Fundraiser for Monroe Area Swim Team August 12, and the Northern Illinois Southern Wisconsin Fire Rescue Association Monroe Fire School, August 19-21.

- Took no action on a no parking area in 600 block of 4th Ave.

- Took no action on a request to change the time period for flashing traffic signal on 8th Street at 4th Avenue W., 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue.

Police Chief Fred Kelley reported on the brands of radios and other equipment that will be ordered this week as part of the city-wide public service communications upgrade.

- Tere Dunlap