Local Government

Aldermen approve street repairs, sewer-lining project

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Nov. 14, 2017 8:45 am

QUINCY -- The city of Quincy will be moving ahead with a nearly $200,000 program to do concrete patching and crack sealing on city streets.

The Quincy City Council on Monday approved the low bid of $199,956 from Kinney Contractors Inc. of Raymond for the program, subject to approval by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Director of Utilities and Engineering Jeffrey Conte said the project, which should increase the longevity of pavement, will focus on the Trinity Lakes subdivision and North 30th between Maine and Broadway.

"It's been several years since we've done a concrete-patching program," Conte said. "There are several areas that need to be addressed. We hope to have another (patching program) next year and the following year to correct damaged concrete pavement."

Aldermen also approved the low bid of $112,070 from Insituform LLC of Chesterfield, Mo., for a sewer-lining project. The project would line about 10 lengths of sewer with an epoxy resin to extend the life of pipe by 50 to 75 years.

"These are sewers that have substantial defects, leaking joints, cracks in the pipes itself, but the alignment is still good," Conte said. "So the pipe is salvageable. Rather than dig it up and replace it, we put an internal liner in it that seals it off."

He said lining sewer pipes is about one third of the cost of digging them up and replacing them.

The City Council also heard the first reading of ordinances to take out $11.45 million in low-interest loans from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for work at the water and wastewater treatment plants.

If approved, the loans would be paid back over 20 years at an annual interest rate of 1.7 percent.

A proposal to install new security cameras at Quincy Regional Airport was also approved.

Airport Manager Terrance Ward said the $6,994 project would replace cameras at the airport that are no longer operational.

Aldermen also received the monthly revenue reports showing the city took in $782,526 in sales tax in August, a 1 percent increase over August 2016. The home rule sales tax generated $757,257, a decrease of 1.6 percent.

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