Now that city officials have had a couple of weeks to tally up the damage, it appears there is more to deal with at Alton's Riverfront Park than originally thought. While the mud and debris can be cleaned up fairly easily, there are things at the Amphitheater that will require a bit more attention.

Mike Haynes, Alton Park and Recreation Director tells The Big Z there was some damage found as they got in there to survey the facility.

Haynes tells The Big Z the whole park was a mess after the water dropped to where land was visible again.

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What was the strangest debris left behind?

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There are still plans to move forward with events like the Food Truck Festival, International SUNday, Jazz and Wine Festival, Alton Expo and Nelly concert.” In City Council business, Aldermen approved a new contract with employees of AFSCME Council 31, which covers clerical, janitorial, police dispatchers, and guards. It calls for 2% wage increases in each of the first three years, and a 2 1/2% in crease in the fourth year. And Mayor Walker recognized members of the St. Mary's Men's Athletic Club softball team on the occasion of their induction into the ASA Hall of Fame.

 

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