By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor
The Daily Iowegian
---- — The Centerville City Council tonight has a mixed bag of agenda items to consider starting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Perhaps topping the agenda is council consideration to purchase a street sweeper. There is no additional information on this item in the agenda packet.
Electric and natural gas franchise(s) is on the agenda to have a public hearing date set.
Tim Moore with Eagles Aerie No. 2675 in Centerville is on the council agenda with a request to extend the outdoor service area for a state fundraiser that could bring between 300 and 400 to town during the May 3 weekend. A drawing in the agenda packet shows the extended outdoor service area to be approximately 60 feet by 80 feet on the south side of the building.
Mark Hoffman with the Appanoose Conservation Foundation is on the agenda for the renewal of the brush dump agreement beginning April 1 through Nov. 30, 2014.
Consider Linda Miller’s resignation effective immediately as a member of the Water Board.
Consider appointing Frank Belloma to take Miller’s place on the Water Board.
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. The West Des Moines man had approached the council and was given approval at their July 16, 2012 meeting — pending the approval of the private property owners — to conduct an excavation with his father at various locations in Centerville. Personal circumstances prevented Cary from completing the first request.
Paul Kness of Centerville is on the agenda with a request for the city to donate the use of property at 541 N. 12th St. for a community garden for 12 months. Kness’ request states the “property is too small under current zoning laws to sell for a building site. Using it as a community garden site would maintain the property and benefit citizens in the north part of Centerville.”
Consider a contract amendment between the city of Centerville and Iowa Economic Development Authority on behalf of Jef-Scot Metal Industries. The amendment extends as of Jan. 17 Jef-Scot Metal’s project completion date job obligations deadline to June 30, 2014 and maintenance period completion date to June 30, 2016.
As a result of receiving state funds, Jef- Scot Metal was required to create 20 full-time jobs.
Consider a resolution to amend the salary of Kaitlyn Wilson, part-time dispatcher, to $10.30 per hour effective Feb. 7.
And Centerville Mayor Jan Spurgeon is on the agenda to present the February Jim Senior Memorial Citizen of the Month award.