Alton's City Council has moved forward with its plan to build a Multi-Modal Transportation Center. On Monday, the Committee of the Whole approved a resolution to allow the city to enter into a design services contract with Juneau Associates, Incorporated. The resolution was approved at Wednesday's full council meeting.
The city has secured Juneau Associates, Incorporated as the design team to take the project to the next level. City officials say it's now full speed ahead, with significant progress expected on the former Wadlow Golf Course site over the next year. The city has to have the 30% design completed by June 1 of next year. After that is completed, they can move closer to the final design and finally, breaking ground. In other business, the Alton City Council is one approval away from moving forward with a tax levy of over $6.5-million. The council has voted to increase the levy by about $250,000 over last year's number. The police and fire pension funds will again get the lion's share of the money, with nearly $1.7-million set for the police pension and a little more than $1.5-million for the fire pension. The final vote will be taken next week.