East Park contractor penalized by city

Staff writer

A company working on improvements to East Park will lose $9,000 for delays in getting the work done.

Marion city council on Tuesday voted to enforce a clause in its contract with Trinium, Inc., of Manhattan, that the company would lose $1,000 for each day they were late getting the job completed. Six days were permitted for weather delays. Trinium finished work 15 days late, resulting in the $9,000 dockage.

The city’s fireworks ordinance was amended to permit use of 1.4G UNO336 fireworks, formerly called Class C, to be discharged from 9 a.m. to midnight July 3 and 4. Fireworks retailers must prove they have $1 million liability insurance policies that name the city as an insured party. Sales of fireworks will be permitted from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 1 and 2, and from 9 a.m. to midnight July 3 and 4.

Council members hired Rosemary Saunders, of Ranson Financial Consultants, to apply for and administer a CDBG grant for sidewalk work, and approved a contract with Kansas Department of Transportation for a downtown revitalization program.

Last modified Oct. 13, 2016