Centralia City Council To Move Forward on Cancelling Boat Dock AgreementsThe Centralia City Council Monday night will be asked to cancel all boat dock agreements on Raccoon Lake and Lake Centralia. The resolution would also place a moratorium on the construction of any new boat dock until standards are written.
The council had discussed taking the action in an August 12th city council work session to allow for standards and rules and regulations to be written. Centralia Mayor Tom Ashby noted at the work session Centralia Lake alone is home to over 200 boat docks, in conditions ranging from heavily damaged to excellent. Councilman David Sauer noted very little regulation exists and what regulation does exist is mostly in the form of verbal agreements. Boat docks is the first of a number of issues the council plans to address at the two lakes.
The council will be asked to award a $20,475 bid to HD Supply for the purchase and delivery of 2,100 feet of ten inch water line. The line will be installed from North Pleasant across Foundation Park to the Park Forest Subdivision. Currently, the Park Forest subdivision is supplied only by a four inch waterline that is fed off of Route 161. The Public Works Department reports there is not enough volume or water pressure for such a large area, especially for fire fighting. Future projects will be to install larger waterlines in the subdivision.
A resolution will be presented to continue to use Good Energy for bidding services and implementation of a municipal electric aggregation program. The current rates obtained following voter approval of electric aggregation are due to expire in June of next year and Good Energy is preparing to go out for new bids for the half-million households they represent in Illinois.
The council will be asked to remove stop signs on East Second Street at its intersection with South Pine.
The council will present a proclamation honoring Joseph 'Peno' Castellari following his recent death.
The meeting begins at seven Monday night at Centralia City Hall.
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