The Alton City Council has given the Park & Recreation Department permission to seek a grant for new energy-efficient windows at Haskell House (pictured) and the purchase of low-flush valves at a handful of city facilities. This is part of an ongoing effort by the city to become more efficient. Park & Recreation Director Brad Cunningham says the window project will wrap up the overall project that began a couple of years ago.
The council also gave final approval to a redevelopment agreement with Dan Mar Enterprises to remove and replace the existing roof over the Dollar General and adjacent Metro Supply. The city is kicking in $25,000 in TIF Funds, to go toward the over $140,000 total cost. There is also a sewer replacement project in the works for the area of Thorpe and Cooper. First reading was given to an ordinance that establishes a $25 administrative fee if city crews have to clean up your property. The fee would come in the form of a $25 lein on your property if you allow weeds to grow more than 4 inches tall and you ignore the warning.