Dixon Council Told Road Work Going Well But Delayed Grant Money Could Put the City in the Danger Zone

Dixon Council Told Road Work Going Well But Delayed Grant Money Could Put the City in the Danger Zone

During the Dixon City Council meeting Monday evening the council was informed of the progress on the street work being done in Dixon.

Public Works Director Matt Heckman said the weather has been warm, but, the work is getting done.  As he put it, the first phase of the project is almost complete.

During the discussion he did speak of the need to receive the $1.7 million fast track grant the city applied to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.  According to Heckman, the DCEO is currently way behind in grants and he does not know when they will find out about them.

Heckman admitted the city is fast approaching what he called the Danger Zone for when paving and the like can be done.  Paving of roads usually ends in September or early October.  He stated even if the city gets the money they will have to wait at least 30 days to go through the bid process and other legal hurdles.

He did say the Phase 2 will begin at the end of the July when the contractors are finished with projects in other communities.