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'Prime property available' in La Salle

Monday night, La Salle aldermen approved buying 362 Third Street from the Estate of David Adrian, Jr.

The location used to be a gas station with auto repair and then just became an auto repair shop, said Mayor Jeff Grove. The gas tanks were removed, and the property has a clean bill of health, he said.

The city owns multiple lots and buildings west of that location (up to Donnelly Accounting).

“Prime property available,” said Grove.

Aldermen also approved selling 1130 Ninth Street to a neighbor of the lot. The new owner's present plan is to keep the lot as is.

Samolinski appointed to commander position

Aldermen accepted the police chief’s recommendation to appoint Scott Samolinski to commander.

Police chief Rob Uranich said the position is an appointed one by the chief, and is directly below lieutenant and directly above sergeant.

Trick or treating

The city will hold trick or treat times 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31.

La Salle’s Hometown Halloween is Saturday, starting with pictures and treats at 9:30 a.m. at the NewsTribune, 426 Second St.

Other items approved:

-Reappointment of Andy Bacidore to the Fire Pension Board to August 2022.

-Authorization of Statement from Cruz Concrete, Inc. totaling $11,354 for the concrete color wall at Hegeler Park.

-An ordinance authorizing the execution of the IMLRMA minimum/maximum contribution agreement.

-An ordinance allowing waiver and variance to David Safranski and Karen Safranski for variance and waiver from the requirement of providing a sewer ejection pump pursuant to ordinance 2157 for premises being constructed at Lot 9 of Country Aire Subdivision, Commonly Known as 379 Ator Drive.

-Request from Sandra Hoos, owner of Rawfully Yours Juice Bar and Café for 4’ x 8’ wall sign for premises at 527 First Street.

-Request from Robert Spelich on behalf of Orange Chair Corporation DBA Union Hall for a facade grant worth $7,450 for 1059 8th Street.

Ali Braboy can be reached at (815) 220-6931 and abraboy@shawmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @NT_LaSalle.