Dean Torreson http://tspr.org en Construction Crews Busy in Downtown Macomb http://tspr.org/post/construction-crews-busy-downtown-macomb <div style="font-family: times new roman, new york, times, serif; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000"><div><p style="margin: 0px;">Public and privately financed construction projects will change and improve the look of downtown Macomb. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:05:36 +0000 Rich Egger & Emily Boyer 56108 at http://tspr.org Construction Crews Busy in Downtown Macomb Alderman Questions Spring Lake Contract http://tspr.org/post/alderman-questions-spring-lake-contract <p>Macomb Alderman At Large Thomas Koch is not convinced the city should be paying the park district to manage Spring Lake and Spring Lake Park. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:54:36 +0000 Rich Egger 49602 at http://tspr.org Alderman Questions Spring Lake Contract Macomb Ready for Round Two of Fix or Flatten http://tspr.org/post/macomb-ready-round-two-fix-or-flatten <p>A city memo said the Macomb Community Development Office and the City Attorney Office have provided aldermen with another list of private properties to consider for the “Fix or Flatten” program.</p><p>Under the program, the city acquires and demolishes dilapidated buildings unless the owners act to bring them up to code.</p><p>City Attorney Kristen Petrie told aldermen the initial “Fix or Flatten” program this year spurred some property owners into fixing or tearing down structures before the city stepped in.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:17:34 +0000 Rich Egger 24422 at http://tspr.org Macomb Ready for Round Two of Fix or Flatten Macomb Alderman Retracts Remarks http://tspr.org/post/macomb-alderman-retracts-remarks <p>Sixth Ward Alderman Tim Lobdell said he erred during an exchange with City Administrator Dean Torreson. &nbsp;<br /><br />The exchange during the June 18 City Council meeting concerned eight structures that are to be torn down as part of the city&#39;s Fix or Flatten program.<br /><br />Torreson said he would ask contractors to submit a single bid for demolishing all eight. Lobdell contended that aldermen directed Torreson to seek bids on each individual structure. He said that direction was given the previous week during an executive session.<br /> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:54:19 +0000 Rich Egger 17433 at http://tspr.org Macomb Alderman Retracts Remarks Macomb Ready to Roll on West Adams http://tspr.org/post/macomb-ready-roll-west-adams <p>The city council voted in favor of a resolution of support for seeking $1.1 million in federal grant funding for the West Adams Street revitalization project.<br /><br />&ldquo;This project is the gateway to Western Illinois University,&rdquo; said Eric Moe of McClure Engineering. &ldquo;It&#39;s often the first impression for newcomers to our community.&rdquo;<br /> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 04:08:46 +0000 Rich Egger 16190 at http://tspr.org Macomb Ready to Roll on West Adams