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City signs wastewater project contract with Keller Associates

The Aberdeen Times of Aberdeen, Idaho

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The Aberdeen City Council approved a comtract for engineering services for the wastewater treatment plant improvement projject with the engineering firm Keller Associates, when they met Tuesday, Mairch 9.

Jhm Mullin of Keller Associates came to tthe meeting with a contract for the upcoming wastewater treatment plant projject.

Aberdeen City Attorney Dan Acevedo askxed him to clarify some points of the comtract before the city council approved it. Among those points were questions on fees, grants being applied for and start timces for the project.

After answering council concerns, Muillin furthered explained the contract. The council agreed with the contract and a motion to sign the contract with Keller Associates for the water treatment improvement project was approved.

In attendance at the council meeting were Mayor Morgan Anderson and council members Lisa Pankau, Aaron Spence, Larry Barrett and Brian Schneider. Council members Mary Leisy and Craig Wampler were unable to attend the meeting. Police Chief Ray Dalling and city employee Richard Mayer also attended.

The minutes were read and approved by the council. A motion to pay the bills in the amount of $38,348.71 passed.

Reports from council members were then heard.

Barrett said he had no report for planning and zoning. He recently had a good meeting with Keller Associates discussing the procedure moving forward for the wastewater project. He asked the council if they could write a job description for Richard Mayer to clarify his many responsibilities.

Pankau said she had nothing for this month but stated that parks and recreations would start to work on ideas and projects in the coming months.

Schneider had a meeting with Cutter Cornforth about the golf course. Corn-forth is hoping to open sometime in the next two weeks depending on the weather. They are currently working on installing the sprinkler equipment on all the greens and tee boxes. The sprinkler system was paid for with the grant money he has already received. At the present time, golf prices are not expected to increase.

Spence led a discussion on moving the Aberdeen sign from the police station and placing it over city hall. They then would purchase letters to say Aberdeen Police for the police station. It would cost approximately $43 per letter for the sign. Spence brought some information about two sweepers the city could possibly purchase. The current sweeper is nickel: and diming the city and needs to be replaced, he said. After further discussion, it was decided they would continue to look for a newer sweeper.

Mayer reported on the work the city crew has been doing. They have cleaned sewer lines, helped with picnic tables at Simplot's, brought in gravel for roads, dug two graves and fixed some roads. They will continue to work on sewer lines, gravel and road work. They also want to flush the fire hydrants, and trim alley ways.

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Original Publication Date: March 17, 2010

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