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City Council approves contract for resurfacing Madison Avenue

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Members of the City Council during the meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.

Members of the City Council during the meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.

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Corryn Brock | The Daily Eastern News

Members of the City Council during the meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

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The Charleston City Council approved accepting a bid award for the Madison Avenue Resurfacing project along with 11 other actions items during the Oct. 2 meeting.

Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs, during the City Council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall

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Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs, during the City Council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall

The contract for the Madison Avenue Resurfacing project has been awarded to Neco Asphalt Company, the contract price being $99,986.80.

Work will be done on 0.2 miles of Madison Avenue, spanning from 4th Street to 7th Street and include the milling of two and a half inches of asphalt, the resurfacing of two and a half inches of asphalt, partial depth patching, detector loops and re-striping of the road.

A raffle license was also approved for Court Appointed Special Advocates of East Central Illinois. Funds raised from the raffle will be used to assist with the training of CASA volunteers for abused and neglected children. The raffle sales began Sept. 27 and ended on Sept. 29. The winner of the raffle was determined on Sept. 29 at the Brickhouse Bar & Grill in Charleston.

Mayor Brandon Combs appointed new members to two committees.

Brendan Lynch, Greg Culp, Ruth Cooper, Aaron Lock, Marcus Ricci and Tim Zimmer were appointed to the Charleston Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for two-year terms.

Jay Gatrell, Tina Held, Deb Hutti, Jeff Lahr, Jill Nilsen, Hadley Phillips and Ryan Siegel were appointed to the Charleston Comprehensive Plan Update Advisory Committee for two-year terms. 

Street closures were approved for the Jefferson Elementary School Halloween Parade, the EIU Homecoming 2018 2.5K Race, Annual Charleston Challenge 40-Mile Relay Foot Race, “Christmas in the Heart of Charleston” Celebration.

No public presentations were brought to the council after the action items were voted on.

Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].

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City Council approves contract for resurfacing Madison Avenue