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Tama Library repairs on hold- City Council approves others

May 23, 2014
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Repairs and improvements topped the Monday night action of the Tama City Council. However, exterior woes to the 14-year-old Louise and Lucile Hink Tama Public Library were put on hold for the time being.

A report to the library board and council from Schoonover Tuckpointing, Vinton, called for up to $24,848 for caulking, tuckpointing and waterproofing portions of the library exterior.

Council members questioned the extent of work necessary on a building built in 2000. Additionally, they want the library board to share some funding of any repairs from their foundation or other reserves.

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Louise & Lucile Hink Tama Public Library

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The council also directed a second quote on the library work to be sought.

Approved was a bill form Twin Cities Construction for $39,999 for curb and gutter repairs and the go-ahead to make additional repairs at 8th and 6th and McClellan streets where some work is already underway.

In addition, painting of the top section of the water tower at a cost of $6,500 by K & W Coating, Elkader, was approved.

In other business the council:

heard a request from Steve Chyma, representing he Tama County Off Road Vehicle Park for installation of a septic tank to serve showers to be build for the campground.

approved acceptance of credit and debit cards to pay city bills with the service to be available about July 1.

learned only one of the dozen garden plots in the community garden project had been claimed so far. It was noted it is not a requirement to be a Tama resident to use a plot.



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