Fire Department Hose Testing
Every year the Fire Department pressure tests their various firehose for safety and reliability. Each pumper truck has 1600 feet of hose on the rig and this is what 600 feet of it looks like. The hose has to be able to hold 250 PSI for 5 minutes.
Housing Study Input
Why do you live in Monmouth or why do you choose to live elsewhere? Are you happy with your current housing? What kinds of housing should be available in the city in the future?
These are some of the questions the City of Monmouth would like residents and workers to answer on a survey it is conducting. The survey, intended for anyone living or working in Monmouth, will be available to complete online over the next several weeks. Copies also can be picked up at Monmouth City Hall. All responses will be held confidential and only summary information will be included in discussions that will shared with the public at a later date.
“Monmouth has a variety of kinds of housing available, but perhaps not everyone who would like to live here can find what they are looking for,” said Lew Steinbrecher, City Administrator. “The City will use the information gained from the survey to develop strategies to bring additional quality housing to the community and plan for improvements that strengthen the area as a place to live.”
The Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University is assisting in conducting the survey. Take the survey by going to http://bit.ly/COMstudy or go to http://bit.ly/COMstudyes for a Spanish language version. For additional information contact Lew Steinbrecher at 309-734-2141.
New Energy Efficient Street lighting
Our contractors at C & D Electric & Lee's Tree Service have been changing out some of the lights around the intersections with energy efficient LEDs. A number of them were in need of repair so it was good timing when Ameren Illinois announced a program to help subsidize their replacement. They do also offer a number of programs for residential and businesses at www.amerenillinoissavings.com
Two MPD Officers promoted
At this weeks City Council meeting we promoted two of our officers.
Investigator Brandon Blackman was promoted to Sergeant & Sergeant Joe Bratcher was promoted Lieutenant.
Work underway on South Sunny Lane
The contractors made progress this week despite the delays the rain caused earlier this weeK.k.
Combined services breakdown