City of Centralia Receives Another Unexpected Bill from IDOT
The Bill charges the city for the blacktop overlay completed in 2010 on Broadway Street from Oak Park to Pullen Boulevard. The bill came as a shock to Mayor Tom Ashby, who was confused and agitated as to why the previous administration did not pay the bill.
"When you do a project now, you bring it as part of the budget and you incur it as part of the budgetary project, knowing that it's going to cost us $100,000 dollars...don't you?" Ashby asked Ramey.
Ramey replied "Mayor, I can't answer why other people did things."
Ramey said that due to a bookkeeping technicality, the outstanding bill may never have made it to the books. I-DOT paid the initial bill, meaning it never showed up on city ledgers. I-DOT expected to be reimbursed.
The bill is due October 29th.
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