The City of Alton is one step away from entering into an agreement with Lewis & Clark Community College to make improvements to a couple of pieces of property.  The College's YouthBuild Program will be doing the work at 3230 and 3253 Hawthorne Boulevard.  The work on the city-owned homes should begin soon, following Committee of the Whole action on Monday.

YouthBuild is a program that teaches skills in the building trades.  Program Director Sabrina Davis tells The Big Z they are using this project to help out another organization.

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She says the project is expected to take about 6 months to complete.  In other business, aldermen approved the sale of a city-owned lot at 708 Mechanics Street.  The full city council will consider these and other items at its meeting on Wednesday night.


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