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Salem City Council to be asked to give final approval to UTV’s on city streets

Salem City Council to be asked to give final approval to UTV’s on city streets

The Salem City Council will be asked Wednesday night to give final approval to an ordinance change that would allow utility terrain vehicles on city streets other than U.S. 50 and Illinois Route 37. Under the proposal, you would have to be 21 to operate the four-wheel UTVs and would be allowed to travel only on road surfaces. Operators would also have to abide by the posted speed limits.

A proposal will come before the council to approve the purchase of a mini-excavator for the Gas and Public Works Departments. The low bidder is Bobcat of East St. Louis.

The council will be asked to approve a $53,810 bid from KRB Excavation of Trenton to make sidewalk repairs at various locations.

The council will also consider a low bid for bituminous patch mix to be applied to city streets as needed this year.

A request will be made to adopt the unused portion of a gas purchase contract of Frohna, Missouri. The discounted purchase is estimated to save the city $2,711 a year. The purchase amount is less than three percent of the city’s annual usage.

The council meeting begins at six Wednesday night at Salem City Hall.