Gladbrook City Council By Marcy Knaack
August 15, 2014
Monday evening the Gladbrook City Council met for their regular meeting and approved change orders 2, 3 and 4 for Larson Construction for the fire station/ambulance building project. The additional change orders were for $108,000. Change order 2 is to add paving to the south side of the building for $22,000; change order 3 is to add paving along west side of the building for $21,000 and change order 4 was to add paving for access drive on east side of building for $65,000. Pay estimate #3 to Larson Construction for $174,226.58 was approved by Resolution 15-03 for work on the fire station/ambulance building project. The Council approved transferring $100,000 from the Ambulance Department reserve cash within the General Fund to the fire/ambulance building capital project fund. Mayor Keith Sash and City Clerk Lori Bearden informed council members about an upcoming door-to-door income survey needing to be done for the lagoon CDBG application. The survey needs 80% approval. Residents will need to answer 2 questions, how many residents reside in the home and whether their income is above or below a stated figure. The surveys do not need to be signed and will be put in a sealed envelope. The Mayor is asking residents to be cooperative in completing this survey as the lagoon updates need to be made. Several bills were removed from the consent agenda and approved in separate motions. They included a $94.29 bill to DeWitt Refrigeration for repair on the ice cream machine at the theater; a bill to Clapsaddle & Garber Associates for $1,080 for an inspection test on the fire/ambulance building project; and $2,766.54 for tractor and truck repairs. Public Works Director Mark Lowry said L L Pelling will start work next week on street repairs. The flushing of hydrants will also start next week. Engineer Mike Bearden gave an update on the lagoon stating the facility plan has been submitted to the DNR and are waiting for their response. Bearden updated the council on the theater year-end account. Earlier this spring it looked as if the theater would have a negative balance at year-end and the council would transfer funds to cover the negative balance but June was a very good month and the fund balance for June 30, 2014 was a positive $1,800. The Council received two applications for the council seat of Dan DeWitt who will be moving out of town and can no longer serve. They were Scott Schmidt and Susan Reese. Scott Schmidt was voted in to fill the unexpired term of DeWitt thru December 31, 2015. Sheriff Dennis Kucera said his deputies had spent 116.25 hours within the city limits of Gladbrook during July and there were 23 calls for service.
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