Wood River's Director of Public Services, Steve Palen, says two of the projects his department oversees are progressing nicely, and are in their final stages. The sewer separation project will be done soon, and the streetscape project that is giving the Ferguson Avenue area a new look, should be done soon as well.
The sewer separation project includes the construction of about 14,000 feet of gravity storm sewer and 9,600 feet of storm water force main. It involves separating the sanitary sewer from the stormwater sewer in an area bordered by 6th Street, 14th Street, Route 143, and the Roxana Village limits.
As for the streetscape project, Palen says there are a few decorative signs and hand rails still to be installed, and then that project will be basically done. As for city council business, the final two ordinances allowing Good Energy to seek a low bid for electric aggregation was approved, wrapping up the council action needed in the process. A public meeting where citizens could ask questions about the process from this point forward was only attended by a handfull of residents