Carbon Cliff making plans to preserve park pond

Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2014, 11:02 pm
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By Lyle Ernst,
CARBON CLIFF -- Village officials on Tuesday night made plans to maintain the park pond throughout the year.

The board approved hiring Aunt Rhodie's Landscaping & Design Studio of Davenport for $2,100 to provide prairie seeding maintenance around the park pond, in addition to mowing, trimming, weeding and applying herbicide on noxious weeds during the 2014 growing season.

The board also authorized buying ClearPac Plus, an all-in-one pond care package, for $619.99 to prevent algae and muck from gathering in the pond as it did last year. Maintenance personnel will treat the pond every two weeks, for up to six months, starting in early spring.

In other business, the board:

-- Accepted the resignation of Trustee Joyce Swanson who is moving out of Carbon Cliff.

-- Approved spending $2,190.20 to have Mississippi Truck & Trailer Repair of Rock Island to sandblast, repair, prime and paint the complete box on the 2008 Ford F350 Water/Sewer truck.

-- Approved spending $6,464 with Force & Sons Truck Equipment Inc. of Rock Island to install and paint a new bed box and install new mud flaps and body lights on the 2003 F450 Ford.

-- Approved paying $1,450 to $1,550 to Peerless Service Co. of Dubuque, Iowa, to replace the existing 8-inch flanged piping section at Pump House "A".

-- Approved spending $9,319 to buy an Ex-Mark zero-turn 72-inch deck mower with electronic fuel injection and Kohler air-cooled motor from Anchor Lumber of Silvis.


Local events heading

  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.

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