From the Mayor’s Desk
July 28, 2014
Late last spring, a number of residents sent along requests that the city investigate the possibility of adding holiday lights (in the winter) to the lamp posts on the Southside. Over the past couple of months, the city has been attempting to get approval from ComEd to install outlets on all of the light poles located on the south side of town along Gladiola and Rt. 114. For clarification, throughout the city, the wooden poles with lights on them belong to ComEd. ComEd maintains them, as well as supplies, and provides the electricity to operate them. The metal poles, with the exception of the lightpoles on the bridges, belong to the city. It was our goal to have our Electrical Inspector, Craig Kennedy install the outlets. Unfortunately, representatives of ComEd will not allow the outlets to be added to the poles, even if the city provides the labor and materials. Many residents also suggested that holiday lighting (in season) would look attractive on the bridges; unfortunately, the amperage/wattage supplying the bridge lights cannot be modified to properly provide power for the holiday lights.
In other news, the city has been in contact with the owner and manager of the duplex at Market St. that sustained serious fire damage last month. Demolition contractors have been in touch with the owner. One contractor recently came to city hall to collect information on required insurance, surety bonding, and costs for a demolition permit.
Finally, this Wednesday from 3:30PM-6:30PM is the Momence Farmers’ Market at 123 West River St. Parking Lot. The Market continues to grow, with a variety of vendors that include organic produce, blueberries, antiques, unique soaps and lotions, yard art, baked goods, and plants and herbs. Last week, there were 25 different vendors who were pleased with the turn-out of shoppers. The Momence Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday from 3:30PM-6:30PM through October 15th. Each week a local business sponsors the market. This week, NAPA KolKon is sponsoring the Farmers’ Market. Stop by to enter a raffle for an assortment of car-care products.
Mayor, City of Momence