Gladbrook City Council By Marcy Knaack
November 19, 2012
Monday evening the Gladbrook Council approved the retainage pay application of $31,598.00 for Maguire Iron on completion of the water improvement project, the water tower. The lights on the tower will come on 15 minutes after sunset and shut off at midnight. A claim to Clapsaddle, Garber Associates was removed from the consent agenda and approved under new business for $1,950. $300 was for the Gould Street curb/gutter project and $1,650 was for utility mapping. The Council approved the reduction of the sewer portion of a resident’s water bill to be for their monthly average. Their monthly water usage is usually 1,800 gallons per month and for the month of September it was 19,200 gallons and before it was found they had a water hose running outside, they had used an additional 4000 gallons in October. Public Works Director Mark Lowry said everything is staked out for work to begin on the curb/gutter update on Gould Street and are waiting for the contractor to start. The 2nd reading of Golf Cart Operator Ordinance 13-15 was approved on roll call vote. A liquor license was approved for Casey’s General Store. Council approved reimbursement to members of the fire department for their calls, training and meetings this year. The department responded to twenty-six calls in 2012. Lowry said the department is down 2 firemen, and they currently have 15 members. Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera said his department had spent 112.5 hours within the city limits during October and reviewed with the Council the calls that were answered. Lowry said the street patching has been completed in areas where there were water main breaks. He said there were several issues of dirty water at the nursing home and the apartments on Garfield Street when they were flushing the lines. There have been storm sewer collapses in several areas of town and these will be repaired. Council member Trudi Scott requested there be handicap parking at Main Street Styling and Clausen Barber/Styling. City Clerk Lori Bearden will see if this needs to be designated by Council resolution and will act on it at the December meeting.
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