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The Mount Ayr City Council approved an agreement between the city and the engineering firm Veenstra & Kim Inc. for a drainage study, street plan and design services.
The agreement, at a cost of $5,200, will help develop a 10 year plan for street improvements and designing two initial projects for street improvements.
The plan is projected to be accomplished this fall and winter.
The city is planning on storm sewer installation to begin this fall, with initial projects being in the Van Buren and Tyler street areas. Veenstra & Kim will help identify areas of the city that have experienced drainage issues.
The council also moved to clean up the city’s zoning, approving the second reading of an ordinance.
The changes will move some businesses currently operating in residential zoned areas to commercial areas. An example is that Dollar General is now in a residential zoned area and will be moved to commercial.
A representative of Bolton & Menk, an engineering firm, made a presentation to the council concerning the creation of a downtown plan with a cohesive vision and strategy to guide enhancements to the downtown over the next decade.
The firm would develop a plan to provide planning, design, engineering, construction observation and funding to move forward to improving the downtown area.
The estimated fee for the services would be $66,900. The council took no action on the proposal Monday night.
The council also received a number of options and pricing for a new swimming pool. The various options will be discussed at a meeting of interested parties at a meeting this week.
The council also was updated that Grimes Asphalt and Paving Corporation will begin work on October 11 on several street projects in the city.
The project will include work on South Henderson Street, Adam Street from Polk to Lincoln, North Taylor from Elm to Kneedler and asphalt pads at the airport.
• The city approved a resolution selling property at 106 South Webster Street.
• Approved the second reading of an ordinance, and waived the third reading, amending provisions pertaining to solid waste collection fees in the city.
•Set Trick-or Treating night in Mount Ayr for Sunday, October 31 from 5-7 p.m.
• Tabled approval for a tax abatement resolution for Katie Turner at 102 North Fillmore.
• Declined an offer to be given property at 703 North Cleveland Street.
• Approved participating in a low income home water assistance program.
• Tabled an appointment to the park board.