It may soon cost you more to violate the Alton City Code, following action by the city's Committee of the Whole.  Aldermen gave preliminary approval to a resolution that would increase the maximum fine from $750 to $1000.  This is an apparent response to what is considered to be habitual dumping in parts of the city.

Corporation Counselor Jim Schrempf tells The Big Z this change would cover any violations of the city code.

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In other committee action, an ordinance to temporarily close a section of Amelia Street was approved.   There are no houses on the 2700 block, which connects to Seminary Street on its east end.  A number of streets will also be improved in the coming months, with pavement patching, and curb & gutter work scheduled for of East Broadway from near Henry Street to Monument Street, from near the Belchik Memorial Expressway to Allen Street, Henry Street south of Broadway 110 feet, and Ridge Street south of Broadway 210 feet.

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