The Waterloo council approved a quote of $7,650 on June 20 to repair/replace storm sewer and three storm sewer structures on Central Avenue when it met June 20.

The funding will come from acontingency account which contains $30,000.

The council approved amending the resolution to accept the lower bid from Krause Excavating of Markesan. The original resolution sought approval of a bid of $9,780 from Forest Landscaping & Construction of Lake Mills.

Public works Director Chad Yerges presented the council with the new quote at the council session.

The quote from Krause Excavating is lower than the Lake Mills firm due to lack of a mobilization fee, Yerges said. The company did not include the cost of moving the equipment to the city because they are working on a nearby project, Yerges said.

The Public Works and Property Commission recommended the emergency improvements to Central Avenue consisting of the repair and replacement of storm sewer and three storm sewer structures.

The amended bid was unanimously approved by the council.

In other road matters, the council approved the submittal of a petition for county highway aid and an application for bridge aid from Jefferson County. According to the resolution, the city will participate in county road aid this year.

Waterloo will request the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors approve highway aid in the amount of $2,000 for culverts the city replaced on a recent road construction project.

Clerk Clerk/Treasurer Mo Hansen clarified that culverts do qualify as bridges. The city is required to match the funds requested.

The city also approved a road maintenance agreement with the Town of Portland. (See story on Page A3.)

Other business

• Tabled three ordinances from Pubic Safety and Property Committee on alarm systems, false alarms and burning regulations.

• Learned Lindsay Reynolds has resigned from the Community Development Committee.

• The parks department is looking for volunteers to operate the carousel in Waterloo Firemen’s Park for the 4th of July celebration.

• Discussed briefly, but took no action to change the meeting date of the council. The council will continue to meet the first and third Thursdays of each month.

• Approved starting the process of hiring a new police officer to fill a vacancy due to a resignation.

• Approved new and renewed operator’s licenses for 75 residents with licenses expiring in June 30, 2021.

• Approved general disbursements of $841,780.15.

• Approved payroll of $69,513.64.

• Received information from the Finance, Insurance and Personnel Committee on the start of the 2020-2025 budget process comparing and contrasting 2019 with 2020.

• Due to the July 4 holiday on Thursday, the next council session will be held July 11.

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