“There’s no reason not to do this,” said council member Rick Lindemann.
The council also discussed applying for a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program after heavy May and June rains. While it’s unclear whether Jasper County falls into the areas of Illinois which have been declared a disaster zone, Bolander said applying for the grant could help deal with drainage problems in the city.
“Basically, we’re still trying to pay the last monies with IKE for the detention areas here it town,” he said. “This could be more of the same. There’s lots we could still be doing.”
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