One item on the agenda for the Centerville City Council meeting Monday night has the council voting to make an offer to purchase for $1 from the state of Iowa Armory Board the vacant Iowa Army National Guard Armory on Dewey Road.
The National Guard closed the Armory on Jan. 24.
According to a Daily Iowegian story published on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1992, members of Centerville’s 224th Engineer Battalion completed their move into the new Armory on Sept. 12-13 of that year. The story listed the new facility as 42,000 square-feet situated on 15 acres of land.
Other items on the council’s agenda for Monday night’s meeting includes a water leak rates policy effective July 1. The policy’s stated purpose is to establish a “fair and consistent treatment of customers who have large unexpected leaks.”
The policy will allow customers who more than double their normal monthly water consumption — based on a 12 month rolling average — due to a water leak to request the leak rates billing. The leak rates policy reduces the customer’s sewer charge on the bill to their normal sewer charge which is based on a 12 month average.
The leak rates policy only applies “to one meter per residential or commercial establishment” and can only be requested once every five years.
Agenda items include:
n Joyce Bieber, Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, is on the agenda twice: One is to give the Chamber of Commerce report and the other is to request a temporary license for Winefest scheduled for Saturday, June 14.
n Nancy Huisman is on the agenda three times in three different capacities: One, representing the Park Board, is to present the city parks master plan and discuss proposal for improvements; two, representing Hall Engineering, is to give the council an update on the sludge processing facilities improvements project; and three, representing Appanoose County Trails, is to ask the city to act as the fiscal agent for a Welmark Foundation 2014 Matching Assets to Community Health grant.