Gladbrook City Council By Marcy Knaack
August 17, 2012
Monday evening the Gladbrook City Council voted to proceed with the curb/gutter project on Gould Street. The three property owners have been contacted and are in favor of getting the project done. Cost to the property owners will be approximately $9,000 while the city’s portion will be $10,500. Bids will be solicited for the project. A rough draft of the golf cart ordinance was reviewed with some modifications made to be approved at the September meeting. Golf carts will not be allowed on the Truck Route on Lincoln Street with some flexibility on 2nd Street (Main) from Lincoln to Washington Streets. Public Works Director Mark Lowry is to contact a tuck point company and local contractors to look at the brick wall at the library. The liquor license for Gladbrook Bowl & Recreation was approved pending receipt of the dram shop insurance. The sheriff was unable to attend the meeting but his printed report showed there were 112.25 hours spent within the city limits of Gladbrook during July and there were 26 calls for service. There were three calls each for public assistance and bar check. Resolutions 13-07 and 13-08 were introduced and approved to pay $19,950 to Maguire Iron for work on the water tower and $2,454.80 to S L Baumeier for work on the water mains. The claim to CGA, Marshalltown for Gladbrook Water Distribution System Improvements for $2,334 was approved as was the utility mapping bill of $550. A bill to DeWitt Refrigeration for a claim of $23.53 for work on a fire truck was approved. Lowry said Tama County Emergency Management has received a grant for a new tornado siren which will be mounted near the fairgrounds. The siren will have a radio control and can be set up through a paging system. Lowry said the old siren does not have the same capability and received a quote to have the upgrade done for $2,184.95 with additional cost for installation. Lowry said the old siren may be moved further east for residents in that side of town being able to hear it. Lowry said the rear end went out of the city truck recently and had a remanufactured axle from AWE Salvage put in at a cost of $1,300 with a 2-year warranty. A work session will be held Saturday, August 18 at 8 a.m. and City Clerk Lori Bearden said she is working on a draft for the sidewalk letter.
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