Streator Mayor Tara Bedei said the city is making “good news around the world” for a Streator firefighter’s rescue of Macy’s from a sinkhole in Marilla Park.
Referring to herself as an animal lover, the mayor thanked a resident and her chocolate Labrador Wrigley at Wednesday’s meeting for locating Macy, a golden retriever, in the sinkhole, then Streator firefighters for the rescue .
Macy was found when Wrigley passed by the sinkhole and began growling, then barking. Once Macy barked, the fire department was called and the rescue mission began.
Streator firefighters shared the video on their rescue Facebook page.
City manager David Plyman added to the mayor’s comments: “The sinkhole has been repaired.”
In other points, the city council:
- Approval of an agreement with Chamlin and Associates for the design work required for the Coal Run Interceptor Phase II project. This agreement is for the completion of design work for the separation of sanitary and storm sewers in the Coal Run Creek watershed, which is on the south side of the city. The contract will also include the final design of the sanitary sewer system for the Liz Mar area. With federal infrastructure money coming soon, City Engineer Jeremy Palm said it would be important for the city to have projects ready to start to acquire funds.
- Approved the purchase of three electrical boxes at a cost of $25,095 for City Park. A box at the north end of the park near the wading pool was damaged by a fallen tree. The other two boxes were requested by Light Up Streator to be installed along Park Street in the southwest quadrant of the park and another in the southeast. City insurance will cover $7,865 of the costs.
- Awarded $612,383 bid to Universal Asphalt and Excavating of La Salle for 2022 construction projects at Court, Jefferson, Sterling, Ralph Plumb and Stanton Streets, as well as Spring Lake Road.