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The Mount Ayr city council covered a light agenda at their regular meeting Monday, May 2.
At Monday’s meeting the council:
• approved the purchase of a 2022 Hustler mower from Cannon Sales and Service to replace the 2014 Dixon mower currently in service.
In presenting price quotes to the council, City administrator Brent Wise reported the Dixon had required approximately $5,000 in maintenance and repairs, half of which have come in the past two years.
Cost of the new mower was $11,599, which will be paid in the FY23 budget.
• agreed to install a sewer system lift station at Liberty Lake north of Mount Ayr.
Liberty Lake is within the Mount Ayr city limits.
Cost of the installation was estimated at $16,000.
• approved the hiring of Micayla Henson as the 14th lifeguard at the Judge Lewis pool.
The council also approved resolutions setting wages for lifeguards for the 2022 swimming season.
• in a separate resolution, set wages for full-time city employees effective July 1. All employees received a 3 percent salary increase.
• approved amendments to the CDBG Housing Grant budget and subrecipient agreements that allow for Southwest Iowa Planning Council to pay contractors directly.
• set a public hearing for May 16 on an amendment to the current city budget.
• approved a transfer from the General Fund to the Revolving Loan Fund to cover the $15,000 loan to 38H Construction for renovations on the former Odd Fellows building approved at the April 18 council meeting.