Coal City to cover cost of curbs


The Illinois Department of Transportation is scheduled to resurface around 1.6 miles of Route 113 and the village of Coal City has agreed to participate in the project.
Village trustees have signed on to pay a portion of the costs to construct sidewalk curb ramps in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA].
The state’s department of transportation [IDOT] is set to resurface Route 113 from Lincoln Street east to the Will County line in Diamond this September.
In accordance with the ADA, the sidewalk curb ramps need to be constructed and the village has agreed to cover the cost of those upgrades within the village limits. The cost to the village is estimated at $9,000 and includes 15% for engineering. The total cost to the village represents 20% of the project cost within the village limits.
The improvements will be located at Lincoln Street, First Avenue, Second Avenue, North Fourth Avenue and North Fifth Avenue and Richards Street. An additional 11 locations are located in the village of Diamond and the state is responsible for two areas.
IDOT will assume 100% of the cost of the ADA ramps at locations where the pedestrian crossings pass through the state route.
In other matters from the April 28 Village Board meeting:
• Village officials commended Police Chief Tom Best and his officers on the handling of the barricaded subject incident that occured April 26 on East Elm Street.
In turn, Best expressed his appreciation for the assistance provided by the Grundy County Pro-Act Unit, Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, and Will County SWAT team.
• Trustees approved purchase orders totaling $46,291.78. Included in the bills was a $16,031 payment for a new chopper pump at the sewage treatment plant, $2,700 for a traffic light switch and $1,194 for the purchase of a firearm for the police department.
The board meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7p.m. in the meeting room of the Village Hall.