Cornell City Council; First payment submitted for water tower work
By Julia Wolf
With only minor touch-ups left to do on the water tower reconstruction project, Cornell City Council alderpersons acted on an application, during a regular meeting Sept. 15.
“Our engineer is recommending holding back $40,600, so they complete some spray foam insulation and there’s some touch-ups that need to be done, too, on the painting,” said Dave DeJongh, city administrator.
With that, council members voted to submit a payment to Seven Brothers Painting for $480,000, for the project.
Council members also accepted the resignation of Aimee Korger from the council, effective Friday, Sept. 30, making the meeting her last.
In her resignation letter, Korger said working for the city was a wonderful experience, that provided her with opportunities to learn and grow.
“I want to thank you for all the work you’ve done for the city, while I’ve been here,” said mayor Mark Larson. “You’ve done a very nice job.”
Korger also says she plans to continue organizing the annual July 3 parade, and hopes the city will keep supporting the event.
Council member Steve Turany asked if there was any interest in the old squad car, so far. DeJongh said it is listed on the state website.
“The new squad is being outfitted right now,” said DeJongh.
DeJongh also reminded the council they need to start working on the budgets soon.
As a notice to the public, special garbage day is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13. Each household is allowed to place an additional two yards of trash out for pickup, which is equivalent to one couch, or one box spring and mattress. No construction materials or yard waste are allowed.