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The Mount Ayr city council covered a light agenda at its regular meeting Monday, May 3.
The council approved the installation of a concrete pad and the purchase of a 30×41 prefabricated building to be located at the city shop. Cost of the pad and building came to $7,175.
City administrator Brent Wise asked the council to approve the installation of concrete pads inside the cold storage building where the city stores materials collected for recycling. Wise said dirt from the existing floor sometimes gets mixed with the recycled materials, making collection by Waste Management more difficult. The cost of the proposed project would be less than $2,000. Councilman Ken Robertson said he would present a request to the Wayne-Ringgold-Decatur landfill board to cover the expense from its recycling fund.
In other business the council:
• approved an application for an Airport State Fund grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation for improvements at the municipal airport. Improvements would include new hangar doors, increased surfacing on the turn-around area, and improved lighting. If funded, the grant would cover $123,000 of the project with the city contributing $37,000 for the project.
• discussed replacement of concrete curb and gutter around the square. No action was taken pending an inspection and identification of areas in need of replacement.
• discussed concessions at Judge Lewis Pool and rates charged for private swimming lessons at the pool. No action was taken at Monday’s meeting.
• decided to allow lots at Loch Ayr to be connected to SIRWA water service. The decision is pending written agreements that installation of the service would come at no cost to the city.
• set a public hearing for 7 p.m. May 17 on the sale of the city-owned house at the corner of Webster and Monroe streets. The city has accepted a bid of $75,000 for the property.
• reappointed Meredith Dredge and Linda Pickering to the public library board of trustees.
• approved a liquor license renewal for American Legion Post #172.
• set an appeal hearing on the recent citation of vicious dogs for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6.