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.


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  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."

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