Marseilles, Illinois City Council news
Progress is being made on the Broadway Street boat launch project in Marseilles.
Zach Swart spoke Wednesday to the Marseilles City Council to discuss his Eagle Scout project, which will place a new sign for Eagle Park next to hole No. 1 at the disc golf course.
A former member of the Marseilles City Council, Bob Davis, approached the council Wednesday to ask it to pull the plug on the project that will extend water and sewer lines to Interstate 80 — and the council defended its decision.
Many communities have applied for this round of Community Development Block Grants after seeing the success Marseilles had with its first round with the program.
A developer bought the old Taco Time property with the intention of making it into a truck stop, restaurant.
In a motion Marseilles Mayor Jim Hollenbeck said was 40 years in the making, the City Council placed a bid on file for Pohar & Sons Construction to build a sewer extension north to Interstate 80.
The Marseilles City Council has joined Streator and Ottawa in applying for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Community Development Block Grant with the help of the North Central Illinois Council of Governments.
Marseilles will have a new boat launch on the north side of the Illinois River possibly by the fall.
The city of Marseilles received a $500,220 grant for new sidewalks from the American Legion north on Rutland Street to 11th Street, then east on 11th Street to the medical clinic.
Anyone wishing to ride an electric or gas-powered bicycle on Marseilles city streets legally will have to obtain a permit with the city.