Everyone has been asking, and now there are answers as the deck at Main Street Beach & Park will be gone by May 2023. That’s the latest as Mayor Jim Forthofer gave council a report about his recent meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as some of the construction details about the scheduled work on the city’s west pier.

                Forthofer reported the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) met with contractors considering submitting bids to reconstruct the West Pier at the mouth of the Vermilion River on July 27 at the Vermilion Yacht Club and Main Street Beach. The city was represented by Service Director Tony Valerius, Port Authority member Jonathan Hauck and Forthofer.