Sidney to repair collapsed tile

Sidney to repair collapsed tile

SIDNEY — Village officials are planning repairs to a collapsed drainage tile in a Victory Street resident's yard.

Although the state reportedly installed the tile, Supervisor of Operations Earl Bennett said the state has no record of it.

Bennett estimated it would cost $8,500 to fix the problem.

The collapsed tile is causing a sinkhole in the yard, Bennett said.

Trustee Mark Catron expressed concerns about the village's liability in performing repairs on private property.

The village will ask its engineer, Joe Pisula of Donohue and Associates in Champaign, to provide a bid on engineering services for the project.

Engineered backfill may be used to provide a solid foundation, depending on Pisula's recommendation.

"It's going to eliminate the potential hazard of somebody getting hurt," he said.

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