Cleanup from gas tank leak at Aledo convenience store completed


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Posted Online: Oct. 01, 2012, 10:28 pm
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By Pam Berenger, pberenger@qconline.com
ALEDO — Mac's Convenience store on SE 3rd St. has satisfied the on-site clean-up requirements for an old gas tank leak, city council members learned Monday.

City attorney Mark Walton said he reviewed an engineer's report stating it is doubtful there is contamination under city streets and no additional remediation was necessary. Council members approved a resolution which provides that, if contamination is found during future street work, Mac's will be responsible for clean-up.

In other matters, council members learned public transportation is available to Mercer County residents through RIM, a rural transportation system administered through Project NOW. Craig Harper from Bi-State Regional Commission told council members RIM service is available to rural residents of Rock Island and Mercer counties. Rides must start or end in a rural area; in Mercer County, all rides are considered rural.

RIM costs $3 for distances of one to 20 miles, $5 for 21 to 40 miles and $7 for more than 41 miles. Rides are available Monday through Friday, with 24-hour notice.

Mr. Harper said he is working with human service agencies in the county on Mobility Transit Summits to help educate residents on available services.

In other business:

— Mike Chausse asked that residents be reminded burn days are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

— Residents were reminded fall clean up days are Oct. 23-29 with trash bins on the north side of the city's garage at 309 E. Main St. Appliances, tires, hazardous materials and televisions will not be accepted.

— Halloween trick-or-treat hours were set for 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31.

— Council members learned the last day for economic development director Cynthia Dove and city administrator Terry Dove would be Oct. 12.




















 




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