By Tracey Peters
The Dysart City Council held their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, January 13 at the City Hall. Calling the meeting to order at 7 pm was Mayor Don Lyons. Also present were Council members; Glenn, Brandt, Zeien, Behrens, Thiele and City Clerk, Roxanne Schneider. Glenn motioned to approve the agenda with Zeien seconding that motion, motion was approved with five ayes.
After a friendly welcome to all the visitors from Mayor Lyons he then offered the visitors the opportunity to address the council with any concerns, none were reported. Mayor Lyons then moved on to the next item on the agenda which was the public hearing regarding the plans, specifications and form of contract for the 2010 Resurfacing Project. There were no verbal or written comments from the public against the proposed project so Mayor Lyons then declared the hearing closed.
City Engineer J. Marrow was present to open and read the bids for the 2010 Resurfacing Projects for Dysart. Three companies submitted bids for the project; Steffes Construction submitted a $ 175,153.72 bid, Aspro Inc. had a bid of $184,722.70 and Cessford Construction had the highest bid of $ 220,279.36. Morrow then opened the received bids for the 2010 PCC Paving and Storm Sewer Project for the City of Dysart. The following companies submitted bids for this project; Con-Struct, Inc. had a bid of $ 157, 908. 60; Wicks Concrete $188,415.00; K. Cunningham Construction, $ 163,490.32; Manatt's Inc., $ 195,304.40; Tschiggfrie Excavating, $ 164, 816. 65 and Brycon LLC, with the highest bid of $ 233, 094.00. After Morrow reviewed the bids, he stated that they are all in order and will now check on references of the low bidders prior to signing any agreements or contracts to assure the companies are reputable. A public hearing was opened by Mayor Lyons to now enter into a loan agreement for the proposed upcoming constructing of the street, curb & gutter, storm sewer and drainage improvements. The agreement is not to exceed the amount of $ 550,000. After hearing no comments on the proposed project, the hearing was closed.
Resolution No. 2010-01 which is a resolution awarding Contracts for the Projects was brought to the board and a motion for adoption was made by Behrens and seconded by Zeien. Resolution No. 2010-01 was adopted and approved with a unanimous vote from the council.
B. Murray from Clifton Gunderson was present to review with the council the audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009. All was reported good and no concerns were brought to attention from Murray. Mayor Lyons commended Roxanne Schnieder for the many years of service and was not surprised of hearing of the good audit report due to the fact that Schneider has always done a great job getting the report correct.
Public Works Superintendent, Steve Hix reported things were going well and requested the approval of the council to purchase a 3/4 inch drive impact wrench, the request was approved.
Also approved was a request from Ambulance Director, Steve Weekly to purchase a new computer and copir machine for his office.
Council member Pam Theile let the council know that Dysart was featured in the "Gift Shop Magazine" which is sent to businesses nationwide and to date, there are already six bus tours already booked for the spring and summer months. Visitors will tour Dysart and have lunch at one of the local businesses.
With much regret the council approved and accepted the resignation of T. Grimm as meter reader in Dysart. The City clerk was then directed to advertise for a replacement for this position. Application deadline was set for February 1, 2010.
Many thanks were also given during the meeting, one being to the snow removal and sanitation crew for the wonderful work that they do during difficult times due to the weather. The council agreed that under weather conditions of late, that these crews did a great job making sure snow is cleared from points that are important such as fire hydrants and gutters.
Mayor Don Lyons declared the meeting adjourned at 9:44 pm.