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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.