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Nine trees will be removed due to storm damage

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:07 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:19 p.m. CDT
This large tree located in the 200 block of S. Third Street was damged by the June 30 storm and is slated to be cut down. Photo by Earleen Hinton

The Oregon Street Department has finished clearing storm damage from last week’s storm.

The June 30 storm knocked out power to the city for multiple hours and left numerous downed power lines and branches.

Street Superintendent Michael Bowers provided a report Tuesday night at the city council meeting listing nine trees that are damaged beyond saving.

Several of these trees are large and all of them are around wires, his report said.

The following locations are where trees need to be removed: 602 S. Second, 807 S. Third, 809 S. Third, 206 S. Third, 408 S. Eighth, 804 Madison, 910 Madison, 300 N. Third, and 600 N. Sixth.

Bowers was checking with other city officials to see what funds are available to help offset the costs of having the trees taken down.

In other street department news, Bowers said seal coating of some city streets will start this week, weather permitting.

The public should not park on the streets or alleys until the work is complete.

Seal coating will be completed streets between the Rock River and Seventh Street between Madison and Webster.

Jim George and Company, Sycamore, will be completing the $72,159 project.

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