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By Cynthia Haggitt
Mayor Billy Russell called the Jerseyville City Council meeting to order on Tuesday, Oct. 5, where the main order of business regarded roadwork to be done on Highway 109 from the area of Highway 3 to the Highway 67 intersection.
The council approved documents from the Illinois Department of Transportation regarding resurfacing a portion of Highway 109 that resides within the jurisdiction of the city.
The project actually involves resurfacing from a point beginning around Highway 3 and ending at the intersection between 67 and 109 in Jerseyville.
The council approved the letter of understanding from IDOT.
Other matters that were addressed at the meeting include the following:
ν Thomas Wittman gave notice of his retirement from the city’s department of streets and public improvements effective Nov. 11. Wittman expressed that after putting in 35 years with the department, he’ll miss working with his friends and coworkers, but is looking forward to the next chapter of his life, stating, “I’m grateful for the knowledge and friendships I’ve gained along the way.” The council expressed their thanks to him for the service he’s been to the city, especially during important transitional periods for Jerseyville.
ν A request for a $740 donation from the Jerseyville Public Library for its Halloween festival was unanimously approved. The festival is set to be held on Oct. 30.
ν The council approved a resolution to close a portion of Highway 67 between Prairie and Exchange streets for the annual Veterans Day Parade, which is slated to be held on Thursday, Nov. 11, beginning at 10 a.m.