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Tampico Applies For Grant To Repair Sewer Lines

Clay tiles like these will have a lining inserted in them if Tampico receives a state grant.

Prior to the regular September 9th Tampico Board of Commissioners meeting a public hearing was held which is a requirement for the submission of a Community Development Block Grant. Matt Hansen with Willet Hoffman and Associates presented details of the grant application which will be used to line 7,500 feet of 8” sanitary sewer line in the village.

The grant is made available through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The application is seeking funds of $550,000 with the estimated cost of the project at $561,000.

This is the first phase of a project to insert lining into the current clay tile lines that make up the vast majority of the village’s sanitary sewer system. The first phase will focus on the lines that drain into the Market Street Lift Station located at the corner of Joy and Market streets.

The yellow lines indicate the sewer lines that will be lined as part of phase one of the sanitary sewer repair project in Tampico, if a state grant is awarded.

The village has a total of approximately 20,000 feet of clay tile as part of its sanitary sewer system with the additional 12,500 feet to be lined as part of phase two of the project.

Over 100 homes in the village experienced water damage in their basements during late spring and early summer of 2019 as excessive rain inundated the village and infiltrated the sanitary sewer system. The clay tiles are subject to cracking and the collar joints are not watertight allowing ground water to fill the system.

The process is accomplished by inserting a liner into the current tile lines without any excavating needed. The process does not include repair between the mainline and laterals connecting residences. Hanson said the process will tighten up the entire system including manholes.

The village should learn the fate of their application in early 2021.

Council Action and Discussion

During the board’s regular meeting the village’s current water main update project was discussed. All the final connections on S. Washington St. have been completed and restoration work should begin on September 14 according to project manager Matt Hansen. The contractor, Miller Trucking and Excavating, has been given a punch list of items that has been compiled by the village, which must be completed prior to closing the project.

Approved payment #10 in the amount of $54,273 to Miller Trucking and Excavating for work completed on the water main update project.

Approved payment #10 in the amount of $9,070 to Willett Hoffman Associates Inc. for work completed on the water main update project.

Approved change order # 7 for Miller Trucking and Excavating for the water main update project.

Approved the cancellation of the September 22 meeting.

Approved a resolution of support and commitment of funds for the DCEO Public Infrastructure Grant.

Discussed increases building permit fees. Mayor Kris Hill said the village’s fee schedule has not been updated in a while.  A vote will be taken next meeting.

Department Reports

Police – Chief Will Lukehart

Full Police Report

Building Permits

206 North Main St.- Garage roof

106 E. Kimball – Roof and garage

104 West Market St. – Roof

Executive Session

Following executive session, the board approved a motion to promote Jamie McIntire from assistant village clerk to Village Utilities Clerk replacing Anna Wetzell who has retired. McIntire will be paid at a rate of $13 per hour and $500/ month insurance.

A motion was made to increase public works employee Bruce Hill pay by a $1 per hour.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 PM.


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