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Toledo Water Treatment Plant project streams ahead; Toledo Bandstand set to brighten up with new lighting/repairs

May 22, 2014
By Allison Graham - The Chronicle ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The plans for the new Toledo Water Treatment Plant Project are flowing right along. Council member Joe Boll moved to open a public hearing regarding plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the Toledo Water Treatment Plant project, seconded by Jeff Filloon on Monday, May 12.

Kelli Scott, engineer for Synder Associates, presented bids to the council recommending a base bid plus an Alternate Plan One, which would replace the motor. Alternate Plan Two would be to remove all demo and debris. Scott informed the council that the bids were all very close but Kleiman Consturction was lowest at $2,984,524. Other bids included Rice Lake Construction Group at $3,007,000 plus Alt 1 $11,500; WRH Inc. at $3,054.00 plus Alt. 1 $12,000; Woodruff Construction LLC at $3,148,900 plus Alt. 1 $11,000.00.

Terri Goodhart moved to approve the Resolution 2014-06R awarding the contract to Kleiman Construction, Inc. in the amount of $2,999.504, which was seconded by Travis Mullen. A roll call vote was taken with all council members voting in favor of the motion. The council also voted unanimously by roll call to approve Resolution 2014-07R approving and confirming plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the new plant.

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"She's my little deuce coup;

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Karen Musgrave (Bumblebee's, Bumblebee's Pizza) asked for council permission to block off part of Broadway on Thursday June 19. Musgrave is working with Lloyd Smith to hold a car show in downtown Toledo. Smith organizes car shows in other communities such as Grinnell and Marshalltown. Filloon moved to allow blocking of the street with Mullen seconding and no objection from the council. Musgrave also made mention of setting up an outside dining area on the sidewalk in front of the business. The council saw no issue with this but there was question about alcohol being consumed on the street. Don Musgrave, owner of Bumblebee's, is looking into this.

Toledo Bandstand Project

Mullen presented to the council, details for the cost of repairing the bandstand that sits in the town square. Renovations include repairing handrails, light poles and installing LED lighting. The total cost of the project is $7800. The council has previously set aside $1000 for the project as well as receiving funds from a grant. TCDI approved donating $2000 and Sokol moved to use $1800 out of hotel/motel funds to make up the difference. The motion was then seconded by Filloon with aye's from the rest of the council. The project is set to be completed by the annual Toledo Stoplight Festival by Chyma's and Hardon.

In other news

The council moved to complete the SRF loan application.

Resignations were received from city worker Rob Werner and reserve police officer Jeremiah Mussman.

Interest has been shown in an outdated prescription drug turn in day. Chief Kendall is looking into what would need to be done, as he believes a license is required.

Boll reported after extensive searching there were no by-laws found regarding liquor sales at the Reinig Center. Boll motioned to change the Reinig rental agreement to not require a police officer present during an event. Going forward the police will just include the Reinig Center on their rounds. Brian Sokol seconded the motion with all ayes from the remainder of the council.

Mark Zmolek will check on getting "No Parking" signs for in front of the old Horbach building on E. High as vehicles are still having trouble seeing oncoming traffic at the intersection of S. Church and E. High.

Mary Fasse-Shaw would like to see curbside recycling be available in Toledo.

Jenny Bledsoe gave a report on upcoming events at the Toledo Public Library including Movie Monday, Craft Wednesday, story time for preschoolers and a Master Garner Program on May 29.

The council went into closed session regarding details of hiring a new city employee. The council decided to hire a Water II/Sewer 1 Operator.



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