Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

July 17, 2013

LOSST money set aside for storm sirens

By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor
The Daily Iowegian

---- — The Centerville City Council Monday night, July 1, voted 3-0 to approve a request from Fire Chief Mike Bogle to earmark the remaining Local Option Sales and Service Tax money returned to the city for the storm siren project.

The money will be used as local match money to acquire a grant.

Centerville does not at this time have active, working storm sirens.

Not present were councilmen Richard Smith and Darrin Hamilton.

Nancy Huisman, with Hall Engineering, gave the council new information concerning the Safe Routes to School project. The project has been delayed again and a new bid letting has yet to be determined.

Centerville Mayor Jim Senior named Mike Thomas Citizen of the Month for July. Thomas is a Betterment or Bust group volunteer.

In other action:

• Approved to have a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 15 at City Hall for the purpose to take additional action for the authorization of a general obligation lease purchase agreement not to exceed $80,000 to acquire two police vehicles.

• Approved a request from Joyce Davis, temporary city clerk, to carry over any unused personal time.

• Agreed to have city attorney, Mike Craver, contact Ahlers & Cooney PC to discuss financing options for the State Street project.