Monmouth

Work Will Be in Stages
10:57 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Monmouth Will Replace Troublesome Water Main

Eric Hanson

Monmouth will disrupt traffic downtown for about six weeks while it  replaces an old water main.

The work will take place near the southeast corner of the town square. It will involve two-and-a-half blocks of blocks of South First Street and a block of First Avenue.

City Administrator Eric Hanson said the city has repaired leaks in the main many times. He said the renovations of several nearby buildings prompted the project.

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Next Step: Finding A Buyer
6:56 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Monmouth Building Chosen for Artist Studios

An artist's rendition of the renovated building's exterior

After months of study, the Spurgeons building on South Main Street in Monmouth was selected to house artist studios and a retail shop to sell their work.

The choice was made by city representatives and members of ArtSpace, which is a non-profit arts development and consulting organization from Minneapolis.

The Spurgeons building has a limestone front and was built in 1940.

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Burner Could Power Ganerator
10:33 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Monmouth Prepares for Higher Energy Costs

City Administrator Eric Hanson

Monmouth residents often see a bright flare in the north part of town. It's a burner that keeps excess methane from building up at the city's waste water pre-treatment facility.  Someday, it might produce electricity.

City Administrator Eric Hanson said the 15 year-old burner had to be replaced recently. He said the city has installed one that could be part of an energy-generating system.

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Jobs
11:47 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Survey Goal is to Boost Economic Activity

Monmouth is a partner in a new survey that will provide a snapshot of the job skills of the workforce in western Illinois-and the the skills they might need.

Community Development Director Paul Schuytema said the survey has two goals. One is to provide a detailed picture of the area in light of the 2010 census data. He said any large firm looking at locating in the area will be concerned with the regional workforce instead of just that in one city. He said the second goal is to discover skill sets that are lacking in the region.

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Portfolio
12:32 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Policy Will Benefit City Coffers

Interest rates of under one percent convinced Monmouth's city council to adopt a formal investment policy.

City Administrator Eric Hanson said the did not have a formal investment policy and put all its money into CDs.

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