The Charles City Counsel met in regular session Mon evening with all members present. The first order of business was a proclamation by Mayor Jim Erb recognizing the efforts of the Postal Service and proclaiming Sat May 10th as Stamp out Hunger Day:
Erb went on to state that since the National Effort began in 1991 over 1 billion pounds of food has been collected on behalf of those in need and that all food collected in the Charles City area, stays right here.
The second proclamation was presented to members of AMR as Mayor Erb honored the valuable service provided by Emergency Medical Personal in the community:
Emergency Medical Services week is May 18th thru the 24th.
The Charles City Chamber requested that the city permit street closings for the Farmers Market as they have in the past beginning this Sat from 8 am until noon and Wednesdays from 2 until 6. The council granted that request
Other resolutions that were passed included setting a date for a public hearing on the budget amendment.
Approving a quote in the amount of $13,160 from Popp Excavating of Osage for culvert work on Brackett Street
Approving a contract and bond for the demolition of a property at 507 Wright Street. The contract was awarded to Popp Excavating of Osage in the amount of $14,402 and will include removal and capping of a well as well as all leveling, seeding and replacement of sidewalks as needed.
Approving repair of the wastewater treatment pump
The council moved to apply for a USDA grant for a study to address improvements in the NE part of town. The federal grant will pay for 75% of a study with as maximum of $30,000 which means the city could have a study done for up to $40,000 and only having to pay $10,000.
The next regular Charles City Council Meeting is scheduled for Mon May 19 at 7pm in council chambers.