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Newest street name revealed

A proposed location for the new Boys & Girls Club on the north end of Fairbury.

The Fairbury City Council has decided on a name for a street to be located near the new Boys & Girls Club facility which is being proposed on the north end of town.

Choices included Poplar, Cypress or Cedar, in keeping with the tree name tradition. Council members agreed on Cedar as the name.

“I think it makes sense to keep a tree name,” said Mayor David Slagel.

The club is hoping to build at a location along Seventh Street across from the First Baptist Church. The new Cedar Street would run east-west stretching from Seventh to Fourth street then possibly all the way to First Street if that area is later developed.

“The Boys & Girls Club is buying the land then they’ll deed us the road portion,” explained Slagel.

Cedar Street would allow buses to pull in from Seventh or Fourth streets. Plans call for a facility which includes a senior center, indoor walking track and possibly ball diamonds, according to the mayor.

Also at Wednesday’s regular Fairbury City Council meeting, it was learned sewer work is planned for next week around town. Work will begin after Labor Day for the First and Fourth street sewer project behind the old city hall and post office. This should take around two weeks depending on weather.

A sewer repair project on east Walnut Street should start at about the same time. Sewer Superintendent Brad Duncan said the manhole still needs to be purchased and this could be around $23,000 total.

Police Chief Robert McCormick reported he just got a squad car back with equipment on it and he would like to put the 2013 squad up for sealed bid. This would get rid of the oldest car.

One sidewalk request was approved for Roger Ifft on south Seventh Street at a cost of $364.

In other matters, the council:

-Awarded the Pine Street utility extension project to local company Kafer Tiling which was the low bidder.

-Granted a request from City Clerk Nancy Widlacki to attend the Municipal Clerks of Illinois Academy in Bloomington October 13-15.

-Approved the final plat for the Popejoy’s First Addition Subdivision.

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