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Quote approved for filter valves

A quote from G.A. Rich & Sons, Inc. was approved by the Fairbury City Council Wednesday evening to replace filter valves at the city’s water plant.

“One is locked up and won’t turn,” explained Water Superintendent Mike Mellott.

The cost of $10,920 includes providing temporary pipe supports as needed, removing two flanged gate valves from the filter gallery piping, furnishing and installing two flanged gate valves, modifying valve stems as needed and furnishing new NSF-61 gaskets and zinc hardware as needed.

Alderman Steve Endres made the motion to approve the proposal.

Also at Wednesday’s regular Fairbury City Council meeting, various appointments were made. Bob Nussbaum was appointed as a Library Board trustee while Tom Bull was reappointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Police chief Robert McCormick reported there was an officer-involved accident last Friday night with one of the squad cars. According to the chief, the incident “took out” a couple of private vehicles which were on the street. Though the vehicle is not driveable, the officer is ok.

City Superintendent Brett Ashburn said there is another property on the west side of town looking to annex into the city.

Alderman Jim Tipton asked if the city had any plans in place with all of the discussion on immigrants taken to Chicago and New York.

“We’re in the process of trying to get some ordinances written-up,” replied Mayor David Slagel.

The city is holding off on updating SCADA software for the Wastewater Department since they do not have a version ready for Windows 11 yet.

Consent agenda items approved included Jan. 3 meeting minutes, voucher invoice register, check register and overtime report.

An executive session was held, although no action was taken.

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