Railroad projects are a highlight of tonights Rochelle City Council meeting. One project is for Coated Sand Solutions which totals 1.2 million dollars. It involves 500 feet of track and a signalized crossing on Steward Road. The work is scheduled to begin in August and be completed in October.
The other rail project deals with 2.2 million dollars to extend the track by 1.5 miles. This will enhance the city's switching capacity and also storage of cars. Construction is set to start next month and be completed in December.
Also on the agenda for tonight is the Follett Corporation looking at 640 square feet of space in the RMU Business and Technology Center. The city will receive just over $284,000 a year in the five year agreement.
The city is looking at lowering the speed limit on 20th street between 8th Avenue and Flagg Road to 30 miles per hour. The current limit is 40.
The Council is also considering 30 minute parking on Cherry Avenue and increasing the Peddler's permit fee to $50.
The Rochelle City Council meeting begins tonight at 7 and is open to the public.