CATLIN — Village officials are spending up to $125,000 to resurface portions of three streets with asphalt this year.
The biggest part of the project will take place on a three-block-long stretch of Meadowlane Drive north of Catlin High School that has some sinking problems and has been on the village's list of potential street projects for the past few years.
Village board member Kevin Kirk said the board plans to grind down the center of the street and then put on a fresh layer of asphalt. The board also plans to resurface a portion of Westwood Drive between Vermilion Street and Catlin High School, and a portion of Fleming Street between Webster Street and Catlin Grade School.
The board also voted to have village engineers help oversee the repainting of the village's older water tower, located along Commercial Street. Sodemann & Associates of Champaign will help to seek and review bids for the project and will provide on-site supervision of the project, for about $8,500. The repainting is expected to cost about $65,000.
The board voted to hire Good Energy of Peoria to act as a consultant for the inclusion of residents in a municipal energy aggregation. If a majority of residents vote in favor of the plan in April, they would become members of a municipal aggregation that bundles large groups of customers together in order to negotiate lower energy rates. Residents could still opt out of the program if they choose to do so.