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The Mount Ayr city council approved the list of summer workers for the Judge Lewis park and swimming pool and discussed ongoing projects at their regular meeting Monday, April 15.
The council approved the hiring of the following park employees and hourly wages as recommended by the city Park Board:
Rhett Murphy – park maintenance – $12.50/hr.
Blair Glendenning – assistant pool manager – $11/hr.
Myle Greene – pool shift manager – $10/hr.
Lifeguards Tessa Shields, Jocelyn Frost, Zach Murphy – $9.50/hr.
Lifeguards Rachel Lutrick, Dawson Frost, Isaac Grose – $9/hr.
Lifeguards Haylea England, Olivia West, Madi Birkenholz, Kolben Klommahus – $8.75/hr.
Lifeguards Maddie Stewart, Sam Stewart, Trae Ehlen – $8.50/hr.
The difference in lifeguard wages is based on experience.
In other business the council:
• approved a pay requests from Jordan and Sons in the amount of $62,127.81 for work completed on the water distribution system improvement project along West Street. The council then approved $69,999.45 in drawdowns from the project’s CDBG grant and State Revolving Fund accounts to cover the Jordan pay request along with engineering fees and other associated costs.
• discussed terms of an agreement between the city and property owners for the required replacement of lead water service line to properties. The city has already agreed to pay upfront for the cost of the installation of new lines with property owners reimbursing the city. Details of those agreements are still being finalized.
• approved the installation of internal sleeves in sewer lines that have been identified as needing repairs. Cost of the project was quoted at $35,072.
• heard complaints from residents Mark and Lynda Triggs concerning water bills on rental properties they own. Mayor Steve Fetty said the council would research the applicable city ordinances and state laws along with work orders on those properties before arriving at a decision on how to address the bills.
• reviewed the annual report from the Sportsmen’s Club for their maintenance and improvements at Loch Ayr. The report showed $18,500 in income from the city and $20,372.52 in expenses, the balance of which is paid for by members of the Sportsmen’s Club.
• approved a liquor license renewal for Lefty’s Club Tavern.
• approved advertising for a part-time summer mowing position.