Progress Updates

07/28/2014 – City Council authorization to seek bids for bus benched

08/19/2014 – City Council authorization to seek bids on planters, trash receptacles & concrete work

08/29/2014 – Bus Benches ordered – 8 total

10/06/2014 – Bus Benches delivered – 8 total

10/29/2014 – Sample Artwork delivered to printer

03/16/2015 – City Council approval to purchase Planters/Trash Receptacles

03/18/2015 – Planters/Trash Receptacles ordered

04/13/2015 – City Council approval to hire HMH, Inc for concrete work

04/13/2015 – City Council approval to hire Nelson’s Flowers for planter landscaping

04/14/2015 – Planters/Trash Receptacles delivered

04/24/2015 – Deadline for submittal of artwork by local school districts / Artwork received

05/05/2015 – Artwork selected by Bus Bench Artwork Selection Committee

05/07/2015 – Selected Artwork delivered to printer

05/11/2015 – Sites marked and called in for JULIE locates

05/14/2015 – Sites being prepped and concrete pads being poured

05/19/2015 – Public Works/Community Development crews begin installation of benches, trash receptacles & planters

05/22/2015 – Nelson’s Flowers placed planting materials in the planters

05/26/2015 – Ribbon Cutting celebration was a success for Phase 1 of this project

05/27/2015 – Work begins on Phase 2 of this project

09/28/2015 – Bus Bench /locations along E. Riverside Blvd. chosen for Phase 2 of the project

10/15/2015 – Agreement with Winnebago County approved to allow benches in Winn. Co. right-of-way

03/07/2016 – City Council approval to purchase 9 bus benches for Phase 2 of the project

03/08/2016 – 9 bus benches ordered for Phase 2 of the project

04/22/2016 – Phase 2 deadline for submittal of artwork by local school districts / Artwork received

04/23/2016 – Phase 2 Bus Benches delivered – 9 total

05/04/2016 – Phase 2 Artwork selected by Bus Bench Artwork Selection Committee

05/16/2016 – Phase 2 City Council approval to hire Campos Construction for concrete work

05/20/2016 – Phase 2 Selected Artwork delivered to printer

05/30/2016 – Phase 2 Planters delivered – 9 total

06/06/2016 – Phase 2 Community Development staff met with Campos Construction at sites to layout concrete

06/06/2016 – Phase 2 Printed artwork completed and picked up from printer