Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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July 18, 2013

Village board OKs road work

TEUTOPOLIS — Teutopolis Village Board agreed Wednesday to have Effingham Asphalt provide an overlay for Walnut and Race streets, as well as several side streets.

Consulting engineer John Stone told the board that the $159,698.20 bid includes providing overlay for 30 feet each side of the middle of the streets. Stone added that any additions to the bid could be addressed at a later time.

Board members agreed that the work needed to be done.

"We need to do this," said Trustee Greg Oseland.

"If we're going to do this, let's do it right," added Trustee Kenneth Esker.

Stone said Effingham Asphalt would likely be able to start work in about a month, depending on how long it took the crew to finish golf cart paths at their current project.

Trustee Dan Zerrusen said he would like to see future projects of this type completed before school starts in August.

"We try to do that every year," said Trustee John Mette, adding that companies often have projects lined up well in advance.

Also Wednesday, the board agreed to pay Dan Borries $1,525 to paint the exterior of the Village Hall. Officials expect that project to be conducted in late summer or early fall.

The board also heard from Jennifer Moore of Effingham County Public Transit and Carletta Hanks of Rides Mass Transit. Moore and Hanks have been visiting a number of governmental entities in recent days to remind officials about the new Effingham County system that started rolling this summer.

Moore told the board that ECPT will soon be offering evening service, particularly for people who work second or third shifts at area businesses. She added the bus also runs three days a week from the Lake Land College Kluthe Center in Effingham to the main Lake Land campus in Mattoon.

Bill Grimes can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 132, or bill.grimes@effinghamdailynews.com.

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