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Lincolnville approves sewer pond renovation contracts

Staff writer

At its Oct. 3 meeting, Lincolnville City Council approved two contracts regarding renovation of the sewer ponds.

A contract with engineering firm EBH and Associates was approved contingent on legal counsels’ concurrence. The firm has offices in Hillsboro and Marion and is helping the city with its applications for a Community Development Block Grant and bank loan.

Project engineer Darrin Neufeld said he expects an announcement concerning the grant some time after the first of the year. EBH is designing the project and will oversee construction if the grant is received.

The other contract approved was with grant administrator Rosemary Saunders of Ranson Financial, Wichita, for basic services.

City celebrations chairman Kristen Ebaben reported that Octoberfest was well received. Gross proceeds were $4,348.60. Of that, $434 will go to continued renovation of the city park.

Ebaben announced she plans to begin a regular bingo night at the community center. The first one will be later this month.

The city is taking sealed bids on an old merry-go-round that was removed from the park. The merry-go-round can be seen at the materials site south of the ball diamond.

The council passed a resolution authorizing Westar Energy to remove an unneeded utility pole from the premises of Agri Producers Cooperative in Lincolnville.

The council approved several requests by part-time city employee Wade Smith: purchase of a gas-powered electric water heater for city hall from Suffield’s Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing, Marion, at a cost not to exceed $300; and purchase of shelving for the storage room at city hall, not to exceed $300.

No action was taken after a 10-minute executive session to discuss personnel.

The next regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 7.

Last modified Oct. 13, 2011

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