Washburn accepts bids

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Washburn City Council accepted a pair of bids at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 18.

The aldermen accepted a $2,500 bid from Shockley Electric for a transfer switch for the city lagoon generator. The city also received a $2,940 bid from Tucker Electric. The Tucker Electric bid did not include the cost of the cable, which would be $14 per foot.

The council also accepted a $2,184.62 bid from Aaron Stewart for a lean-to building. The city only received one bid for the structure.

Mayor John Tiedeman reported that a line finder would be purchased for the city from Water Products. The line finder will cost $600.

James Libertus, public works superintendent, polled area public works departments and found that many of the local cities use the line finder and are satisfied with the results.

In other business, the Washburn City Council:

* Heard an update on the Washburn Civic Association. Gary Davis serves as the spokesman for the organization, which will hold its next meeting in June.

* Approved Steve Palmer's request to place two mobile homes on his property on Highway 37.

* Approved the Barry County Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) resolution.

* Authorized Tiedeman to oversee the city's pothole issue.

* Changed City Clerk Julie Grillone's part-time position to a 40-hour full-time position.

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