Plano City Hall NEW 2018

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Hoping to prevent a sinkhole opening up on Main Street downtown, the Plano City Council will act on a recommendation from its public works director Nate Bullard.

While the street was recently re-paved within the last year, a five foot long sewer pipe is missing its top third of the pipe that could also lead to sewer blockage.

Instead of digging up the street for a new pipe, Bullard has proposals from Sandwich, LaSalle, and Niles firms to reline the pipe which will save time and is 10-20 percent less cost. The budgeted cost ranges from $16,000 to nearly $20,000.

In another city council action, aldermen will vote on a new computer system and software for the Plano Police Department, totaling over $10,000 from a Plano firm. The hard drives are three years beyond their average dependable life cycle, according to the proposal.

In the 7 p.m.committee of the whole meeting. Plano aldermen will discuss an option to purchase an ambulance truck from the Little Rock - Fox Township Fire Department for $17,500 to be used as an equipment and tool truck for broken sewer or water pipe repairs.

Finally, a draft of a transient business license could be moved from the committee level to the agenda for a vote in two weeks. That license affects food vendors, farmer or flea markets, and festivals. The license has language for non-profit organizations and solicitations also.