The Alton City Council worked through an agenda that included many items that will pave the way for future events and repair projects in the city at last night's meeting. Among them was an agreement with JMH Consulting Services that will allow the city to use Motor Fuel Tax Funds to pay for mandatory bridge inspections in the coming year.

John Hales, President of JMH and former temporary city engineer, says this is a move that is necessary in order to pay for the work through the MFT fund.

Hales comments

He says there are only two people to his knowledge in this part of the state that are certified to do the inspections. In other business, a resolution prohibiting anyone not authorized by the marina to be on the rocks was passed and will now go through the ordinance process. Road closures to allow for a half marathon in March were approved, and the city received word that the new owners of the Boat at the Riverbend will be donating the electrical service equipment that they had originally wanted to sell to the city.