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Waterloo City Council amends parking rules

By on October 28, 2015 at 11:57 am

The Waterloo City Council conducted its third regular meeting of the month Monday night at City Hall, approving a couple of agenda items.

Aldermen approved an amendment to the city’s motor vehicle code pertaining to the regulation of municipal parking lots. The main stipulations are that parking on these lots is limited to operable personal passenger vehicles except authorized by the city and that overnight parking is prohibited unless authorized by the city.

The council also approved the 2016 Motor Fuel Tax Maintenance Program in the amount of $439,380.26.

Jim Duckwitz, who resides at 318 Mockingbird Lane in the Westview Acres subdivision, expressed his gratitude for the city’s efforts to install a detention basin behind his home in an effort to eliminate flooding in that area during heavy rains.

Duckwitz had long pressed the council to take action due to drainage issues encountered at and near his home over the past few years.

“I really appreciate the city taking care of this, for myself and my neighbors,” Duckwitz said.
Waterloo public works director Tim Birk said the project is nearly complete, with chain link fence pretty much the only task yet to be completed.

The city also honored Waterloo High School junior Bailey Huebner as the local winner of the Illinois Municipal League “Hometown Proud” essay contest. She read her essay titled “More than a Cornfield” to the council.

The IML will select 12 essays from participating municipalities and will publish them in its Review magazine, one each month. After all 12 essays have been published, readers will be asked to select their favorite and the winning essayist will receive a cash prize of $100.

Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.