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October 16, 2012

Fulton well project is moving forward

FULTON, Ill. — The city is well on its way to continue improving as the Capital Improvement Plan is put into action.

Fulton’s aldermen discussed the construction for the new well and road projects at a city council meeting on Monday.

Nicholas Winkelmann, operation manager for the drilling of the well at 16th Avenue and 11th Street, presented a drilling request to the council. On behalf of Layne Christensen Company, Winkelmann said the project was going well.

“It has been going really well,” Winkelmann said. “We had a few issues with settlement and sand, but nothing too serious. The site is challenging.”

For the next stage of drilling, workers will drill 770 feet deep, which will take significantly longer than the previously completed drilling at 360 feet. This stage is set to began Oct. 29. Winkelmann requested that the drillers have permission to work round the clock to complete this stage in just one week as opposed to about three weeks on normal hours. Several aldermen had concerns about noise disturbances to residents.

“Maybe they could work until 10 p.m. and then people could sleep from then until 6 a.m.,” Alderman Charles Dykstra said. The city has not received any complaints of noise from the previous drilling. Aldermen voted to approve the request in order to move the project along efficiently and to be open to complaints and changes if required.

“We’d much rather see this move along quickly and get it done in one week instead of several,” Mayor Larry Russell said.

Representatives from Layne are expected to be in touch with nearby residents to discuss the project further before the overnight drilling takes place.

Citizens can observe several improved streets in town as a result of the CIP projects.

There are several street projects currently being completed and changes have been made to some of the original plans. Public Works Director Dan Clark said that 10th Avenue and Ninth Street will be completely redone, which were only scheduled to be patched up, according to the original plan.

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