Street projects, expansion of fiber network, and health care clinic to be discussed by Decatur City Council
The next meeting of the Decatur City Council will be on Tuesday, July 6 at 5:30 PM. The agenda consists of 8 items. Below are some highlights.
Street Restoration Projects – The city council will likely accept the bid of Dunn Company to perform mill and overlay work along two locations on N. and S. Jasper St., as well as overlay work on a portion of Airport Rd. This project will primarily be funded by State Motor Fuel Tax. In addition, the city will be receiving $5,016,739.32 in REBUILD ILLINOIS Capital Plan funding over a three-year period. The city council will likely approve the appropriation of Rebuild Illinois funds for five projects: Center Street, Meadowlark, and Grove Rd. Bridge replacements, Garfield over 22nd St. Bridge improvement, and Country Club Rd. and Airport Rd. pavement replacement.
Expansion of City of Decatur Fiber Network – The city council will likely approve an agreement for a private company, Sunna Fiber, to use two strands of fiber from the city’s existing fiber network. Sunna Fiber is locally- and women-owned and wants to provide fast, high quality fiber optic internet service throughout Decatur.
Employee Health Care Clinic – It is expected that the city council will pass a resolution authorizing the use of space in the upper level of the Decatur Public Library for the building of an employee health care clinic. The clinic will be operated by the company Activate.
CITIZENS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK TO CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
If you would like to discuss city issues with a council member, phone numbers and email addresses for each council member can be found at the following link: https://www.decaturil.gov/mayor-and-council/council/.
PLEASE EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
Meetings take place at the Council Chambers located on the third floor of the Decatur Civic Center (1 Gary K. Anderson Place). Free parking is available in the lot immediately south of the entrance. Citizens are encouraged to attend meetings and express their views. Citizens are allotted 3 minutes per person near the beginning of each city council meeting. In addition, citizens can provide comments regarding one regular agenda item per meeting for up to three minutes provided they notify the city in advance (and prior to the start of the meeting). You can request to speak on a particular agenda item at a council meeting by filling out an on-line form at: https://www.decaturil.gov/mayor-and-council/advance-request-to-speak-at-council-meeting/.
AGENDAS FOR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE
An agenda and information about each agenda item for each city council meeting can be found at: https://www.decaturil.gov/mayor-and-council/council-meetings/.