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Park City to spend $60K for two squads

Updated: March 24, 2013 6:09AM

PARK CITY — Aldermen approved a $60,000 expenditure Thursday night, Feb. 21, to purchase two new Dodge Charger police patrol cars for the police department.

Police Chief Walter Holderbaum said the purchase would be paid from the police impoundment fund.

The chief also alerted the Council that due to personnel changes he would soon need to hire two part-time police officers.

City Engineer Ken Magnus reported to the council that the city is expected to receive about $85,000 in federal community development block grants this year as dispensed through Lake County.

The funds will be used to resurface three streets: Ruth Wilcox, Koehmstedt and Sussex.

Magnus also presented aldermen with a four-year pavement management plan for street refurbishments.

Aldermen reacted favorably, and the plan was referred to the Finance Committee for further study.

Magnus also mentioned that Lake County officials have scheduled the resurfacing of Washington Street for 2014, and the Illinois Department of Transportation has begun preliminary engineering on a project to resurface Route 120 from O’Plaine Road to Knight Avenue.

The council also approved a loan of $2,500 to the fledgling Park City Chamber of Commerce to help them develop a Web site for promoting business growth within the community.

Aldermen also approved $1,288 for the repair of a damaged vault door on a water meter pit located on Old Skokie Road. Ald. Bud Dennis said the current situation presents a public safety hazard.

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