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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Denison City Council meeting features airport actions, code amendment debate
The Denison City Council fielded more than 30 minutes of discussion during their first regular meeting of October on Tuesday night about a Chapter 25 ordinance amendment allowing one person from outside City limits to be appointed to the Parks and Recreation board.
The council took no action on the item after citing concerns expressed during the public forum and their own discussion that the current wording of the amendment is too broad.
The members did unanimously approve most of their Tuesday measures with several of them related to the Phase 3, Stage 2 Crosswinds runway project at the airport. They first resolved to accept the plans, specifications, and form of contract with McClure Engineering located in Clive. They then resolved to award a contract to Bedrock Gravel of Schleswig totaling just over than $3.1 million and contingent on FAA approval. They approved a proposal from Certified Testing Services of Storm Lake for quality assurance testing of the ground. They approved an additional agreement with McClure Construction Services for this project which carries an expected total cost of around $4.1 million. The council authorized the mayor to sign the grant application related to the project on their behalf. They finally approved a proposal from Geocomp Corporation for instrumentation and slope monitoring that will help keep the ground from being too soft by using small drains to draw out excessive moisture.
The council voted unanimously to transfer the old power plant property to DMU. They resolved for a 28E agreement between the City and County on collecting delinquent parking tickets before citizens can renew their vehicle registration. They approved special event permits and waived related fees for Zion Lutheran's Trunk or Treat and The Bucksnort Restaurant's Brews and Browse. They selected a quote of $26,750 from Carroll Control Systems for installing a pair of roof-top air conditioning units on the Fire Department truck bays.
Matt Campbell presented an update on the Denison Housing project and asked to extend Phase 1 of the original development agreement to June 2023. John Waite updated the council on the Uptown Improvement Committee's ongoing work with Destination by Design. The council tabled the agenda item relating to a possible lease with Denison Municipal Utilities for the Boyer Fields.
You can find full council meeting agendas and audio here.
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