CARBON CLIFF -- Village trustees Tuesday night approved paying $2,625 to Economy Roofing Co. of Bettendorf to repair the village hall roof.
There has been a constant problem with rainwater damaging the backroom storage area.Economy will repair an improperly flashed gutter installing Type IV fiberglass felt into the existing roof and applying hot asphalt to the area.
The work will begin as soon as possible.
In other business, officials approved the Carbon Cliff – Barstow Fire Protection District using a house at 550 N. 2nd Ave. for practice drills. They also authorized hiring EnviroNet, Inc. of Davenport to conduct an environmental inspection of the home to determine if hazardous materials need to be alleviated before the burns.
Trustees also approved the demolition of a home at 756 1st. Ave.
Brent Morlok, village project manager, reported the "Green Streets" landscaping project on Jay, Dennhardt, 1st and 4th streets is nearing completion. Some trees still need to be planted and grass seeding finished, he said.
Trustees also learned residents on Greenwood Avenue and the Greenwood Avenue Alley have been sent letters informing them there would be no change in garbage pickup during a recently begun drainage project.
Today is Wednesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2014. There are 294 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Soldiers from the barracks on the Arsenal manage to elude the vigilance of the guard nearly every day and come to town armed. In the hands of excited and perhaps intoxicated men, these weapons are dangerous. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Manufacturing's merchants and professional men of Moline were petitioning the Western Union Telegraph company to establish a telegraph office in the business area of the city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three Rock Island students, the Misses Eleanor Cleaveland, Dorothy McCabe and Ruth West, escaped injury when fire destroyed College Hall at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War gave a party for William H. Stremmel, the only survivor of John Buford Post 243, GAR. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The East Moline Grade School Board of Education last night granted salary increases totaling about $47,000 to teachers and staff members. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Five champion spellers from the Rock Island/Milan School district were selected after competition this week at Modern Woodmen of America. Winners are Sarah Cottay, Christopher Gilbrich, Jared Vogele, Kedric Roper and Kenny Stevenson.