Princeton Mayor Joel Quiram - City Council Meeting and More
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Princeton Mayor Joel Quiram visited the WZOE studios recently as a guest on Wake Up Princeton. The mayor said the purchase of a new fire truck for the city was approved at Monday's city council meeting. Leaf burning was also a hot topic at the meeting with the decision being made to allow burning November 1 through 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no burning on Mondays or Friday. In previous years, burning had also been allowed during October. He also said the city has no plans to purchase a leaf vacuuming vehicle. Mayor Quiram reminded city residents that trick or treating hours this year are on October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Princeton Mayor Joel Quiram - Fire Arrests And Protests
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Princeton Mayor Joel Quiram visited with Wake Up Princeton host Paul Bomleny on WZOE and princetonnewsnow.com recently. The mayor is pleased with how the Phase 3 reopening has been going since it went into effect last Friday. He says many restaurants on Main Street now have tables on the sidewalk that they’ve never had before. He says restaurant owners, staff and customers have been very cooperative and positive and they were all very busy. He says hopefully we’ll be ready to move into Phase 4 by the end of June. He also noted that Bureau County has gone at least two weeks without a new confirmed case of COVID-19. The county’s total is at 15. Quiram called the weekend fire at Tanks pet shop and two adjoining businesses “very unfortunate” and commended the Princeton Fire Department for containing it so quickly. The mayor is concerned that the riots occurring around the nation are “moving out to rural America”, citing recent unrest in Davenport and Peoria. Mayor Quiram says Princeton residents need to “stay vigilant and stay positive” and reminds everyone to continue to follow CDC guidelines.
Princeton Mayor Joel Quiram is updating residents on the effort to combat COVID-19.He says while we're never going to have total compliance with the stay at home order and social distancing, he believes city residents are doing a better job with it. The mayor says he stays at home about 90 percent of the time except for quick trips to city hall and walks in the neighborhood.Mayor Quiram says more people are wearing face masks than even just a week ago. He says wearing a mask is not a huge hindrance and he estimates he wears a mask around 80 percent of the time he's out.He also says he's noticed less traffic on Main Street, a sign that more people are obeying Governor Pritzker's stay at home order. Quiram says he believes it's likely the governor will extend the order through the end of May.There have been seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bureau County. The mayor says recoveries have been made by several of the early cases.Mayor Quiram says city services are functioning smoothly despite adjustments made to comply with social distancing. The last city council meeting was the first in the history of Princeton that was done electronically, with the mayor, council members and general public all joining the meeting online. This coming Monday's city council meeting will be online as well.The mayor commented on the passing from lymphoma of Princeton Police Department K-9 Renda, calling it the loss of an officer and a well-loved family pet.