Loda drainage work set to begin soon

Loda drainage work set to begin soon

LODA — Engineer Tom Overmyer told the village board that contractor Steve Meuser will start soon on the drainage work to improve the storm-sewer system.

Meuser has been given an extension to complete the work sometime in November when the construction season ends. He has 60 days from when he begins to complete it.

Overmyer said the village budgeted $260,348 for the work. Meuser's low bid was $273,470. Reducing the diameter of the sewer pipe to 30 inches from 36 lowers the project cost by $12,000.

The village got the money for the work as a grant when Iroquois County was declared a disaster area in January 2008 after extensive flooding. Overmyer told the board earlier that the state office that administers the grant assured him there are excess funds to cover Loda's project as well as money for contingency expenses.

In other business, Trustee Pat Allen said she is waiting to hear from a county official as she continues working on a golf cart ordinance using other towns' laws as a template. She said most of them closely follow state law. But there are two county roads that pass through Loda and Allen said she needs the county's input.

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