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|City Council to Consider Purchase of Property Near Water Plant; Aldermen Also Consider Fire Department Radio Purchase
|The City of Galesburg could soon have another piece of real estate in its possession.
The Galesburg City Council Monday evening is to vote on purchasing a property at 938 West Main Street for $25,000 plus closing costs. It's property around the city's water operations, though it's not clear what, if anything, the land would be used for.
City officials say the house that sits on that property will soon be vacant and that the city has purchased other properties around the city's water works in the past.
The City of Galesburg is in line to help their fire department and others in the area get new radios, assuming the City Council signs off on the plan Monday night.
Aldermen are also scheduled to vote on a half-million dollar bid from Galesburg's Supreme Radio that will result in the purchase of various radios, pieces of paging equipment, and other equipment for 23 area fire departments and emergency response agencies.
City officials say the Galesburg Fire Department has been awarded a grant from FEMA that will pay for 80-percent of the purchase of the equipment, with the agencies the radios are going to picking up the remaining 20-percent. The city would be acting as administrator for the grant.
Officials say, though, of the two bids submitted, Supreme Radio's was over $100,000 higher than the lowest bid, but the city recommended the bid based on their inspection of the needs of each department.
The city will pay $4,000 for its share of the equipment it will be receiving on its own.
Aldermen tonight will also consider an amended lease for use of the Galesburg Municipal Airport by Jet Air, and a new agreement that allows them to continue to manage the facility.
The Galesburg City Council will meet at 7:30 Monday night inside council chambers at City Hall.
|08 03 09 by Newsroom
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