Gladbrook City Council By Marcy Knaack
January 17, 2014
Monday evening the Gladbrook City Council met for their regular meeting. Engineer Mike Bearden updated the council on the bid process for the fire/ambulance building. There will be a pre-bid meeting on January 29th in City Hall at 3 p.m.; the bid opening will take place on February 5th at 2 p.m. and construction contract public hearing will be held at the regular meeting, February 10th at 7 p.m. There will be the base bid which includes all of the building and everything included except the area below the mezzanine storage. The alternate bid will finish the office area, restrooms, storage and conference room. Alternate 2 bid provides for additional concrete on the west and south side of the building. Alternate 3 bid will be for an emergency generator and alternate 4 bid will be for enhancements around the building such as rock and trim work. Bearden said utility and construction easements will need to be gotten from Baumeier for the area east of the office and a temporary construction easement from Mid-Iowa Coop for the area west of the fuel facility. The Council advised Bearden to pursue all necessary easements. Sheriff Dennis Kucera reported 135.25 hours within the city limits during December and there were 22 calls for service. Proposed prices for street improvements were accepted from L L Pelling as this will lock in the prices presented if they do the 2014 street work in town. Sidewalk snow removal and mowing rates were set for those residents who do not hire their own individuals to remove snow and mow their own lawns. The rate will be $75 per hour which includes the actual cost of snow removal and mowing plus $30 administrative costs. Mayor Keith Sash made the following committee appointments: Personnel - Sash, Roger Luehring and Betty Dahms; finance - Luehring, Sash and Trudi Scott; Streets - Ben Goos and Dan DeWitt; Fitness Center, DeWitt and Sash; Park - Dahms; Sewer - DeWitt and Goos; Building Permits - Mark Lowry and Mark Fink; Crayon Corner Preschool - Richard and June Klinefelter; Emergency Management - Sash and DeWitt as the alternate; Economic Development - Sash and Scott; Tama Co. Foundation Board - Scott; and Gladbrook Foundation - Sash. Lori Bearden was re-appointed City Clerk; Mark Lowry was reappointed Public Works and John Livingston City Attorney. A resolution to transfer $75,000 to the Fire/Ambulance Capital Project Fund from the General Fund was approved. A resolution to transfer $16,198.79 from the LOST (Local Option Tax Revenue) Special Revenue Fund to the Debt Service Fund to bring the Debt Service fund from a negative to a zero balance was approved. A resolution to pay Ament Design $27,170 for construction documents for the Fire/Ambulance Building Project for the months of November and December was approved. The renewal of the liquor license for the Gladbrook American Legion was approved contingent the dram shop insurance is paid by the due date.
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