Council hears about hospital expansion
By Jan Rahn
A formal presentation and discussion concerning what needs to be done with utilities as the hospital expansion project moves along was part of the regular meeting of Grant City Council last Tuesday night, Feb. 26.
Tim Rowley from the hospital, along with representatives from T.C. Engineering and Specialized Engineering Solutions gave the formal presentation on the building project at Perkins County Health Services.
The hospital is responsible for moving the utilities out of the current alley so the city can vacate the alley before the hospital expands to the west.
Discussion was also held between the hospital representatives and council members concerning the storm water collection area adjacent to the hospital. The council wants to be sure flooding from runoff will not be a problem once the expansion is complete.
In Other Action
With a very short agenda, council took action on one item and carried forward another.
• A keno fund request by the Perkins County Senior Center was granted. Council members approved keno funds in the amount of $1,000 to be used by the senior center for insurance fees.
• Council members heard the first reading on an ordinance for assessing collection on a nuisance abatement project.
Because the homeowner has not paid the abatement fee for property being cleaned up by the city at the corner of 2nd and Hancock, the city is taking steps to place a lien against the property.
The second reading will take place at the next council meeting scheduled for March 12.
• City Administrator Dana Harris reported that the DEQ recently inspected the sewer system for the first time since 1978 and will be recommending some improvements.
City’s boards need members
City Administrator Dana Harris encourages anyone interested in getting involved with local government to contact her about open seats on advisory committees.
Boards in need of members include the Tree Advisory Board, Planning Commission, Board of Public Works, Cemetery Board, and the Economic Development Advisory Board.