Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

December 14, 2013

Light agenda for Monday's council meeting

By Michael Schaffer
Managing Editor

---- — By Michael Schaffer

Managing Editor

The Centerville City Council agenda for tonight’s meeting at City Hall has only three action items.

Yet, the agenda packet does contain some intriguing tidbits.

One is the possibility a former lunch destination on the Centerville Square might start serving alcohol under a new name, if the council approves its liquor license. Watch for The Garage Neighborhood Filling Station, LLC to open soon at 207 N. 13th St. if the liquor license is approved.

Minutes from the Drake Library Board Nov. 13 meeting show the Friends of the Drake Public Library raised $650 from their recent raffle. The same minutes show a bid of $7,025.31 from Jackson Home Center for nylon tile carpet and tile replacement in the men’s restroom due to flooding damage was accepted. A bid of $1,775 made by Roger Kinnamon to paint the basement due to flooding damage was accepted.

The three council action items?

One is the mayor’s presentation of the monthly citizen award.

Another is the first reading of an ordinance that amends several chapters and deletes one chapter dealing with the city’s liquor laws.

And the third is an engineering agreement with French-Renecker-Associates Inc. out of Fairfield for a fencing project at the Centerville Municipal Airport.

French-Renecker-Associates, for their part, will provided services to include survey and data collection, design, assist in bidding, engineering services, construction observation, project closeout and a short list of other services. The firm’s fee for services is $27,138 plus additional monies to be determined as needed for other services.

Funding for the fencing project will come from an Airport Improvement Program grant from the Federal Aviation Administration in the amount of 90 percent and local funding of 10 percent. Bids are expected to be opened May of 2014

The fencing project consists of the construction of new four-feet tall farm-type fence topped with one strand of barbed wire along newly acquired land and along existing property lines. Four-feet tall galvanized chain link fence will be placed in the terminal area to enhance security and control access and old fence no longer needed due to recent land acquisition will be removed.