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Waste water treatment plant to get upgrade in Urbana (Audio included)

The Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade project was discussed during an Urbana Council meeting Tuesday.

Council approved a Board of Control recommendation to enter into a construction contract with Dugan & Meyers Construction Company in the amount of $19,959,516. The project will be financed by a loan pending approval by DEFA and repayments are planned to start in January 2016.

The project has been in the design phase for about a year-and-a-half. Construction is expected to begin in July and be completed by July 2015.

Paving along East Church Street was discussed. East Church Street is in need of paving but city officials were uncertain if they wanted to pave the street this year. The problem is the city plans to do water line work on that street next year and does not want to pave the road, then have to tear it up, and have to repave it again. Council approved to have the street patched in areas that need it the most, to maintain the street until the water improvement project can be conducted.

A dog park will soon be available at the city park. A local group, Citizens for Canines, visited council about a year ago and was looking for support on putting in a dog park. The group met with city administrators a couple weeks ago and put their plan together. Council approved a resolution leasing the land to the group to build the dog park. Construction on the dog park will start on June 1st and the park is expected to open in July.

Director of Administration Kerry Brugger comments on the meeting.

Urbana City Council will meet again on May 28th at 7 pm.

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