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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Eldorado City Council hears bids on waterlines

  • Mandated new water lines paralleling the expanded portion of U.S. Route 45 in north Eldorado will cost $434,665, according to estimates made by consultants to the city.
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  • Mandated new water lines paralleling the expanded portion of U.S. Route 45 in north Eldorado will cost $434,665, according to estimates made by consultants to the city.
    That does not include the sewer work.
    Matt Tosh of Brown and Roberts Engineering, Harrisburg gave the figures to Eldorado City Council at the regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, April 22 at City Hall.
    “The cost of this expansion of the water system is necessary and will be put on the backs of the taxpayers,” said Mayor Rocky James. “We are trying to do everything we can to lower the amount.”
    Tosh said the sewer expansion will be main lines hooking the residents to the new system and will cost an additional $60,000 to $70,000. But the low bid on the water system was $344,820 made by Mott Inc. The competing bid was $375,291 made by Kieffer Brothers of Mt. Carmel.
    The council decided to table the decision on the bids for the U.S. Route 45 Watermain Relocation Phase II project until the next meeting.
    Public Property and Fire Commissioner Jeff Minor reported there were 51 fire calls for Eldorado Fire Department since Jan. 1 and only 36 calls for Harrisburg Fire Department during the same period.
    Mayor James said that even though the expansion of U.S. 45 has forced extra expenses on the city, “We are still holding our own.”
    The mayor thanked the fire department for its help with the Saturday Easter Egg Hunt and thanked also the American Legion for beginning the tradition again.
    “They say at the American Legion that are planning to continue the hunt in the future,” said James.

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