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Frozen water pipes are a concern in Cordova


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Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2014, 9:34 pm
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By Lyle Ernst, correspondent@qconline.com
CORDOVA -- Village Trustee Alvin Barber addressed the board Thursday night about frozen water pipes in the village.

Mr. Barber, Water/Sewer chairman for the board, said two residents have had pipes freeze and he feared more will follow. Frost is four feet into the ground, he said, and may reach five feet before winter ends.

He advised Cordova residents run a faucet at a constant trickle or drip to prevent freezing.

In other business, the board discussed hiring MSA Engineering of Davenport to draw up engineering plans for bathrooms at the new park. Cordova needs the plans to apply for an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency grant.

The proposed project will be put on next week's agenda for a vote.

Mayor Dean Moyer told trustees the village has received a letter of intent from James Boone to lease village-owned lots that became available when former mayor Robert VanHooreweghe failed to renew his lease.

In a letter, Mr. Boone stated he believes city property should be available to all taxpayers to provide additional access to the river. Mr. Boone said he will pay three times what Mr. VanHooreweghe paid for his lease.

Mayor Moyer said Mr. VanHooreweghe has been notified that he no longer has a lease on the property. Mr. VanHooreweghe used the property bordering 2nd Avenue and 8th Street for access to the boat docks.

















 




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