City continues planning

for upcoming street work

Ray Scherer

Hermann officials are in the midst of lining up their plans for the next round of street repairs to occur across the city.

At the April 12 Hermann Board of Aldermen meeting, a unanimous vote preliminarily approved an ordinance confirming a services and material contract between the city and Corrective Asphalt Materials, South Roxana, Illinois, for street rejuvenating and restorative resealing. City Administrator Mark Wallace said the work is still pending approval in the next city budget.

The work is projected for Frene Drive and for Epple-Fricke Drive in the See Tal subdivision. Corrective Asphalt was the lone bidder for the job, at a total cost of $12,959.20. A second vote on the ordinance by the BOA -- along with a review of the budget -- will be necessary before the project advances.

Ward Two Alderman David Faerber described the work as akin to the application of a driveway sealant. Wallace said a list has not been developed of other streets that may be due the same type of treatment. The sealant, he added, occurs after a street is paved and is intended to enhance their maintenance and protection.

The projects are not part of the overall street resurfacing program that began with 18th Street and will include other parts of Hermann, to be determined by the city.