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The purchase of a new garbage truck was the main topic of discussion for the last Mount Ayr city council meeting of 2022.
The main topic of discussion was the decision of purchasing a new garbage truck.
The board chose to buy a Freightliner vehicle costing $202,725 and a warranty plan of $3,838 for a grand total of $206,563.
To offset the cost of this purchase, the city will receive a trade in value of $65,000 on the current garbage truck, and a contingency plan, of borrowing a truck from Christian sanitation or Clearfield, was discussed in the event the new vehicle needs repair or servicing.
The city will take possession of the garbage truck in July of 2023
The board also considered a one time salary adjustment as a holiday bonus of $100 for full time and $50 for part time staff.
A decision was made to approve the CDBG payment housing request of $5,014 and to authorize the mayors signature.
The council voted to have the next meeting on Monday January 2 as opposed to Tuesday January 3.
Rick Stull was present, to voice concerns about the relationship between the city adjustment board and the city council. The discussion covered Stull”s concerns about being open to civil liability.
After a brief conversation the board chose to defer the mater to a later date, as well as postponing the acceptance of Stull’s resignation from the board.
Other agenda items that were deferred to next session or requiring no action were, replacing manhole inverts and sewer updates, a DNR water purity test update, the sale of two properties currently owned by the city, and holding a January 18 hearing to consider modifying the zoning ordinance for the former Hy-Vee location at 402 South Hayes changing it from commercial to industrial.