Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

November 18, 2013

Interview for vacancy

By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor
The Daily Iowegian

---- — The Centerville City Council tonight should be up to full capacity if they decide to appointment someone to fill the council vacancy created by Edwin Brand’s resignation.

Brand submitted his resignation letter dated Nov. 6 and the City Council during a special meeting Nov. 13 voted to accept his resignation.

The individual appointed tonight, if that does transpire, would finish out Brand’s term in Ward 2 until the end of the year.

Darrin Hamilton Jan. 1, 2014 will be sworn-in as the elected councilman in Ward 2 after beating Jay Rogers in November.

In other action, the council invites the public for a hearing on a proposal to file a Community Development Block Grant housing rehabilitation application in conjunction with Chariton Valley Planning and Development.

The city is seeking the grant “in order to obtain funds to be used for the rehabilitation of undeterminated number of low and moderate income single family owner occupied dwellings in the target area within the city limits of the City of Centerville,” according to the notice of public hearing in the council’s agenda packet for Monday night’s meeting.

Municipal Pipe and Tool, the contractor hired to do the Sanitary Sewer System Rehabilitation Phase V project, has requested an extension of their contract’s completion date of Nov. 1. Nancy Huisman, with Hall Engineering, is recommending the council extend the contract to April 30.

Centerville resident Mark Revers is on the agenda to talk about street signs.

Last but not least will be the mayor’s presentation of the Jim Senior Memorial Citizen of the Month award.