City Council Meeting Tuesday

City Council Meeting Tuesday
Doug Carroll speaking to Council

WAYNE – The regularly scheduled City Council meeting took place Tuesday evening at the Council Chambers inside City Hall. The meeting featured 22 items on the amended agenda and lasted just over an hour.

The first item on the agenda was an action on a request to name the weight room facility that is inside the Community Activity Center after the late Bob Keating. Doug Carroll spoke to Council about how involved Bob was with different organizations in the Community Activity Center and how he thought it would be fitting to name the weight room inside after Bob. Council agreed as the motion passed.

Dave Hix spoke to Council on behalf of Wayne State College construction department. He was asking for an action on request to purchase 175 City pavers/bricks for $.75 a brick that WSC would use as a service learning project that would get students involved in making a path to a fountain located on the WSC campus. Council decided to give the pavers/bricks to the college rather than charge. Hix hopes to get the project underway as soon as Thursday. The path will lead to a fountain located just east of Main St and north of 12th St.

There were a lot of resolutions in front of Council on Tuesday evening. The first of those included amending water service and use rated. During the last meeting a plan was discussed and set up that would gradually increase rates for the next three years with. This will begin starting with the February 1st billing cycle as the resolution was passed. Along with this another resolution was passed with amending the sewer service and use rates which like the water use rates will increase over the next three years.

Other resolutions included accepting a bid and awarding a contract for the demolition of the building known as Riley’s. The contract was awarded to Milo Meyer Construction for $36,800. Resolution was passed. Steve Meyer of Milo Meyer Construction was present at the meeting to speak to Council. Council also accepted a bid in the amount of $30,900 for a ditch grading project located on the Southview II region in Wayne. Milo Meyer Construction was also granted that contract and the project will begin sometime in November as the resolution was passed.

Council passed a resolution in approving amendment number one to the engineering agreement with the JEO Consulting Group, Inc for the Wayne Pedestrian Curb Ramp Project for the amount of $11,090. Council also approved agreement with the JEO Consulting Group, Inc for the Sanitary Sewer System Extension on the South Windom Street Project. This will extend the City sewer main 210 feet.

The final resolution on the agenda was authorizing the sale of the City’s railroad right-of-way property near the Wayne Airfield. During the previous meeting Council went into closed session to discuss asking price for this property. They welcomed press and public back in and came to a conclusion of $15,000. This resolution was passed as there was and offer for the property for $15,001.

An ordinance was passed with other readings waived involving putting a stop sign up on Grainland Road by the intersection of Sherman St. Council was in agreement this was necessary and forwent the final two readings as the ordinance passed.

Action on two change orders were heard and passed for the 2nd Street Storm Sewer Improvement Project. The first was for $4,087.50 and the second for $4,164.00. These increases will go to Robert Woehler and Sons Construction Company, Inc. Action on pay estimate number four also passed for the amount of $76,978.54 to Robert Woehler and Sons Construction Company, Inc.

The final item on the agenda was action on pay application number seven in the amount of $65,851.00 to OCC Builders, LLC for the Wayne Golf and Country Club Clubhouse Improvement Project. The action was passed.

For more information about the City Council meeting tune into Big Red Country 104.9 on Wednesday morning a little after nine to hear from a City representative.

The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, November 20.