Washburn City Council addresses public works issues

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Washburn City Council addressed several public works issues during its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 19.

Greg Alley, public works employee, reported that the transit pipe under the intersection of Highways 37 and 90 was in danger of breaking. He said he is especially concerned about the pipe due to heavy construction scheduled to be completed in the area by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) in November.

The council voted to replace the transit pipe under the intersection.

A canopy that will be used to protect the city's new generator at the lagoon has been ordered. The item was purchased in February.

The aldermen voted to use the city's in-house contractor to prepare a level pad, so that the canopy can be installed as soon as it arrives.

The council also voted to purchase five new manhole rings with sealers and a new utility line magnetic locator for the public works department.

In other business, the Washburn City Council:

* Voted to increase police officer wages by 25 cents per hour effective Nov. 1.

* Heard that the Washburn Civic Association, formerly known as the Washburn Concerned Citizens Committee, will begin meeting on a quarterly basis. The next meeting will be held at the city hall at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5.

* Voted to offer Shannon Wilson, public works assistant, a full-time position. He will be paid $9.59 per hour.

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