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|City to Purchase Building for Public Works Purposes
|The facility Galesburg City officials have been talking about needing for a long time may finally be close to reality if the Galesburg City Council gives its approval Monday night.
Aldermen Monday evening are to consider the purchase of the building at 200 South Henderson Street, so that it can be converted into a building for the city's public works department, and so that a facility for the storage of the city's annual supply of road salt can finally be had.
City Manager Dane Bragg tells the WGIL Morning News the salt supply is the most pressing concern.
"We currently have a very small storage building at our current site on South Henderson, and we have storage piles with big tarps over it, which presents its own set of problems," Bragg said. "As the salt gets wet, it kind of congeals together into large blocks, then we have to break up."
City officials have also said the other result is that while they'd like to have a large salt supply on hand every year for winters like this one, they essentially have to order as they need more.
The 200 South Henderson Street location would be purchased from Galesburg's F&M Bank for $115,000, with money being budgeted next year for remodeling the building as needed. The salt facility would be built this year.
Aldermen Monday night will also sign off on several agreements related to the proposed North Seminary Street rail crossing overpass -- one of three planned for the city.
The City Council meets at 6:30pm Monday -- the second month of a new meeting structure the city is trying out.
|03 01 10 by Newsroom
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