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Bandshell project up another $10K

Friday, June 17, 2011

McCOOK, Nebraska -- The McCook City Council will review a change order to the Norris Park bandshell restoration project that will approve a $10,239 increase in cost to the project. Councillors will discuss the project, which now has a price tag of $169,996, more than $50,000 over the original projected amount, Monday evening during their semi-monthly meeting at Memorial Auditorium.

In January councillors approved $156,754 for the project and then increased that amount by $1,800 in April, after representatives from McCook Contracting found termite and water damage they had not anticipated.

The increase that council members will review, 7:30 p.m., Monday evening, is due to the removal of roof tiles that the contractor had originally planned to seal in place. According to Public Works Director Kyle Potthoff, the contractor has now deemed the tile must be replaced and new underlayment installed.

Other items on the consent and regular agenda;

* Properties at 107 South 7th Street, 202 South Street and Willow Grove Precinct 30-3-29 PT SW/4SE .70 Acre in Red Willow County have been deemed to have nuisance abatement issues by the McCook Board of Health. Councillors will review the recommendation from the board and discuss appropriate actions with city staff.

* A five-year lease agreement with McCookNet Internet Service has been recommended by city staff to be extended to 10 years.

The company leases space on the east and west water towers for antennas it has installed, for $300 per month. The company has also agreed to provide the city its domain name free of charge as part of the extension.

* Pinpoint Communications has asked to occupy city right of way to install underground telephone lines. The installation will begin 60 feet east of the intersection of north U.S. Highway 83 and West Q Street, continuing to the east for 425 feet, according to the request.

* Councillors will review an agreement between the Nebraska Department of Roads and the City of McCook pertaining to a $980,900 regrading and repaving project. The project is scheduled to take place in 2013 and includes portions of East 7th Street, Seminole, East H Street and Park Avenue.

* McCook National Bank has requested to close the alley between Norris Avenue and West First Street, from West C Street to the bank parking lot, on June 22, 2011, The closure will be from noon to 7 p.m. for a kids celebration.

* Councillors will consider appointing city clerk Lea Ann Doak as the city's representative on the Reward board of directors. Doak would fill the position vacated by former city manager Kurt Fritsch.

* The agreement between the city and the Nebraska Department of Roads, which outlines details surrounding the purchase a 2011 Dodge Caravan lowered floor mini-van will be considered for approval. The $33,652 vehicle will be 100 percent funded with stimulus dollars and utilized by the Heritage Senior Center.

* Schmick's Market has requested a special liquor license for a beer garden that will be part of a July concert in their parking lot.


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Councillors??? Really are we trying to sound more intelligent than we really are???? Oh, maybe we are back to being British Subjects, or maybe Canadian?? Your own spell check on this comment box doesn't think Councillors is spelled correctly. In the United States I don't think this is a term used too often, they are council members or councilmen[man] councilwomen[woman]. I did do a quick search on here and there are 22 articles since 2004 with this term, but there have been 192+ opportunities to use this term [at least 2 council meetings a month since 2001]...I am glad it hasn't been used more.

Councillor- a member of a council -- counˇcilˇlorˇship noun (a quick search on yahoo and almost all hits for this word are British or Canadian articles)

-- Posted by myopinion1 on Fri, Jun 17, 2011, at 5:52 PM


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