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March 1, 2014

Budget public hearing tonight

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n Mark Cary is on the agenda to discuss and get council permission to do an exploratory bottle excavation at various locations in Centerville which might unearth artifacts suitable to be displayed at the Appanoose County Historical and Coal Mining Museum in Centerville.

Cary, of West Des Moines, approached the council and was given approval at their July 16, 2012 — pending the approval of the private property owners — to conduct an excavation with his father at various locations in Centerville. Cary sent a letter dated June 27, 2012 asking for council approval “to gain access to the (railroad) depot areas and the area that may be the original (city) dump location.”

Cary was unable to fulfill the first request due to personal circumstances.

His efforts now are to uncover materials that date back to the earliest days of Centerville by hand digging in the city’s original dump, railroad dumps and in coal mining communities.

“If some sites in those areas could be determined they might contribute interesting items to the museum that reflect the varied immigrant cultures present at the time,” Cary said in a letter dated Jan. 28 sent to Centerville Mayor Jan Spurgeon.

n Approve a resolution of application for tax exemption under the Centerville Urban Revitalization Plan, commercial, for Randall Ferman with Shark Fin Shears, located at 22197 230th Ave. in Centerville.

n Nancy Huisman is on the agenda for approval of the engineering agreement for the Sanitary Sewer Lateral Lining Rehabilitation Project — cured-in-place lining “of approximately 70 sanitary sewer laterals and installation of approximately 70 sanitary sewer cleanouts with a construction budget of approximately $320,000.”

The agreement calls for Hall Engineering to provide professional services in consideration of $43,200.

Approve a resolution to approve and adopt a Revenue Purpose Statement for the use or expenditure of fee revenues from electric and natural gas franchise fees for Centerville.

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