Final lift starts on RC’s 4th Street

The majority of work on the 4th Street road project is expected to be complete by week’s end, Rush City councilors learned on July 23.

The construction crew anticipated starting the final lift of pavement on Main Street on Tuesday, with striping and other stretches of road to follow. Also scheduled is completion of the new street lights and work on the Dana Avenue parking lot and roadway, said City Administrator Amy Mell.

Most driveways are finished but others, along with some grass seed and sod, have yet to be placed. Clean-up and some minor jobs are anticipated for next week, as part of the extension the contractor previously received, she added.

In other action, the council:

• Learned from the state demographer that Rush City’s population as of April 1, 2011 was estimated at 3,091, while the city’s household estimate was 853. Mell said the prison has a population of about 800 to 1,000 people.

• Approved the monthly bills including a payment totaling $7,200 to Whittaker Building, Inc., of Rush City, for several repairs done around the city.

• Approved temporary road closures for the Big Splash event on July 29 at the Rush City pool; Community Appreciation Night on Aug. 9 at the Rush City Park; and the music and arts festival on Aug. 17-18 around the park area.

• Agreed to serve and file notices of default regarding the lack of improvements done in required time by developers Fore M, LLC and Brookside Townhomes, LLC at Brookside First Addition.

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