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, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.