LANSING | The Village Board will conduct a special meeting in early July to accept bids for assorted concrete restoration projects located around the south suburb.
There are several locations around Lansing where concrete has worn down and is in need of replacement. In some cases, the deterioration is due to nature. In others, water main repairs required crews to break up concrete to do the work, said Vivian Payne, an administrative assistant to Village President Norm Abbott.
Lansing ordinances say that during January, July and August, the Village Board meets only once during the month, on the third Tuesday.
But Abbott said at the Village Board meeting this week these concrete repair projects are too important to wait until a regular board meeting on July 16.
That led to the scheduling of a Village Board meeting at 7:30 p..m. July 9 at the Police Department/court complex at 2710 170th St.
Payne was unable to say how many repair projects were up for approval, or how much they might cost the village, although she said state motor fuel tax funds would be used to pay for the work.
Also likely to come up for consideration at the July 9 meeting is approval of a grant from the village’s Ridge Road Facade Improvement Program. The program helps storefronts in the downtown business district revamp their outer appearances.
Among recent recipients were the Subway sandwich franchise at 3513 Ridge Road, Payne said.