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 Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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