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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.