From the Mayor's Desk
November 17, 2014
Last week, the contractor for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) was able to complete the resurfacing of the East-West portion of Rt. 114 from the Gladiola intersection to the railroad tracks. The resurfacing is a welcomed improvement, as requests had been submitted to IDOT for many years. Weather will still be a determining factor on whether Rt. 114 improvements are able to continue this year.
The Public Works Department is continuing to pick up leaves on a daily basis. Please keep leaf piles free of sticks, limbs, and other waste.
In other news, the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County is preparing the application to the State of Illinois to recertify the Kankakee County Enterprise Zone, of which the City of Momence has been a member since 2012. The current Enterprise Zone expires in 2016 and all Enterprise Zones throughout the State are up for recertification. With some changes introduced by the State of Illinois, recertification is not a certainty for any Enterprise Zone. The application process is time consuming and competitive as a limited number of Enterprise Zones will be approved by the State. The Enterprise Zone incentives, that include property and sales tax abatements, are used to spur commercial and industrial growth. The application must be submitted to the State of Illinois by the end of December.
Finally, congratulations to Momence High School on an outstanding production of the musical Little Shop of Horrors last weekend. A hearty “Bravo” to the cast, crew, and sponsors on a job well done.
Mayor, City of Momence