Updates Provided, Bids Approved During City Council Meeting

WAYNE – A pair of updates were addressed ahead of two bids being awarded early in Tuesday evening’s regularly scheduled Wayne City Council meeting.

From the Community Room of the Wayne Community Activity Center, the updates pertained to the Wayne Country Club clubhouse and a late April, early May event at the Wayne Airport.

Rusty Parker, president of the Wayne Country Club provided information to the board about the addition and remodel project to the clubhouse. He informed council that as of December 31, 2020 all the money borrowed from the City of Wayne has been repaid and the group will still be collecting their final pledges.

Conversation first began in 2014 before a capital campaign began in the Fall of 2017 where 118 pledges were submitted during the drive. The main financing for the project came from a 15-year $210,000 loan and the pledge drive. Three payments have thus far been made on the loan bringing it down to $168,000.

The total cost for the project was $567,316.49 as construction for the new clubhouse began on January 1, 2018 and was completed in early 2019.

April 26, 2021 will also mark the 80th anniversary between the City of Wayne and Wayne Country Club.

Travis Meyer and Scott Hammer were both in attendance letting the council know more about the MayDay STOL Event that will be happening April 28 – May 1. There’ll be two different events taking place which includes the Short Take-off and Landing (STOL) segment as well as the airplane drag races. Competitors will be coming from roughly 34 states as these pilots are professionals.

More information can be found by visiting maydaystol.com as the group is looking to make this a three-year event.

The Jug was also granted a special Designated Liquor Permit during the event at the Wayne Municipal Airport as they plan on only serving 16-ounce canned beverages for $5.

Milo Meyer Construction was awarded the “Old City of Wayne Lagoon Berm (Northwest Corner) Project – Phase I” for the price of $4,500 and would begin on June 1 or sooner.

Also, TR Harris Construction, Inc. was the low bidder for the “Greenwood Cemetery – West Driveway Project” for the price of $75,350 as the cemetery board wanted the group to wait until after Memorial Day to begin their work.

Council closed Tuesday night’s meeting by going over topics for the next “mini-retreat” scheduled for Tuesday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. from the Wayne Fire Hall. Some topics included pavement issues at Victor Park, the next steps for the lagoon, design for the old pool house, community daycare, housing and more.

Reach out to your councilmember with any concerns as the public is invited to attend.

The next regularly scheduled Wayne City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, April 6.