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|City Still Seeking New Home for Galesburg Transit, Handi-Vans
|The City of Galesburg says it's still working toward finding a brand new home for the city's bus fleet and maintenance facilities.
The Galesburg City Council Monday night, as part of their Consent Agenda, voted to approve an amendment to an agreement for grant funding with the Illinois Department of Transportation that will allow for more money in a grant that's paying for the process of developing the plans for a new Galesburg Transit Garage and maintenance facility.
City Community Development Director Roy Parkin says the amendment to the agreement is needed so that the preparation work can continue. "We had sufficient funds to do the actual review or analysis," Parkin said. "The next step is to go into some acquisition, and then do the design for the actual facility. There wasn't sufficient funds in those areas, so all this does is, it's adding additional dollars to the grand agreement."
An additional nearly $300,000 is being added on to what was a $500,000 allocation of state and federal dollars for the design and planning. Parkin says the city is still looking for property to possibly build a new facility to house Galesburg Transit's eight busses, and seven Galesburg Handi-Vans, which would cost nearly $3 million.
Aldermen Monday night unanimously turned down a recommendation to re-appoint Scott Swanson to the city's Landmark Commission. While no discussion on the matter was given, in a memo to aldermen, Mayor Gary Smith says Swanson had been on the commission as president of the Galesburg Historical Society, but he was recently removed from that role.
Swanson would have filled another unexpired term on the commission.
|04 07 09 by Newsroom
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