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Council awards water main bid for project this fall PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Rahn
Managing Editor

Following a budget hearing and
adoption of the new 2009-10 proposed budget, the Grant City Council took action on several items of new business during their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Council members awarded a bid to Interstate Irrigation in the amount of $378,600 for replacement of the Lincoln Street water main, including the two blocks that connect Central to Garfield along Fifth Street, along with replacement of one block of sewer line in the alley of the 600 block of Washington.
Work on the new water main project will begin this fall.
City Superintendent Tyson McGreer said the money is within the newly proposed budget and the money can be borrowed from another utility to fund the project.
In Other Business
• Water use and lotto results were presented to council (see figures below).
• Ordinances concerning the cemetery board were passed pertaining to the number of members on the board and their capacity as advisory-only.     
• Council approved an economic development loan.
• The council approved mayoral appointments of Adam Uehling to the Power Review Board and Jim Hendrickson to the Planning Commission. Both appointments carry a term ending December 2012.
Water/Lotto
Figures for water usage and lotto sales were released for the month of August.
• Water: Usage was up during August compared to July, amounting to nearly a 9.3 million gallon increase.
A total of 26,599,590 gallons of water were used during the month of August.     
This year’s monthly figure is an increase from one year ago when 23,384,700 gallons were used during the eighth month.
• Lotto: Sales at DJ’s Bar and Grill totaled $15,386 during the month of August. Payout amounted to approximately $11,160, netting around $4,225.