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Whiteside County Courthouse parking lot closing for repairs

Comprehensive plan tabled, could be approved in July

MORRISON – Repaving of the parking lot near the Whiteside County Courthouse and the law enforcement center will get underway in 2 weeks.

Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi announced at Tuesday night’s board meeting that the upper parking lot near the Cherry Street entrance to the courthouse will be closed so that it can be grinded down and repaved – repair work which will cost the county $63,248.

Work will start June 30 and will hopefully only take a week, Wilhelmi said; it’s expected to be completed July 3.

Parking will be reserved for members of the public on Knox and Cherry streets on the city buildings’ side, which should make about 50 spaces available.

Both the regular Cherry and Knox streets’ entrances will be open to the public, Wilhelmi said, though he recommended that anyone with disabilities use the door on Knox, for ease of entry.

In other action, the review and approval of Whiteside County’s comprehensive plan was tabled until next month’s meeting on July 15. The plan is available for viewing at whitesideplan.com. Comments are welcome, and if there are no disputes or alterations to be made, it could be adopted at the July 15 meeting.

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