Just when the city thought they had all their ducks in a row when it came to repairing the crumbling wall by the Old Lee County Courthouse, someone throws in a monkey wrench.
At the Dixon City Council meeting Monday night, you could hear an audible groan from council members when City Manager Cole O’Donnell said the stones to be used for the repair had jumped up in price by 50%.
O’Donnell says he hopes the contractor will be able to find an alternative supplier, but, this may me they will have to re-evaluate the project.
The final agreement was for the three entities of the city, county and IDOT splitting the cost three ways. O’Donnell said they may have to talk to the other two groups if this price increase cannot be dealt with.
In other news, the council announced the sidewalk replacement program will be returning this summer. This program allows residents to have the city come and replace their sidewalks at a reduced cost.