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October 9, 2013

Electric distribution system conversion moves along


The Pella Police Department had requested approval to enter into a contract with the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau to administer the Impaired Driving Countermeasures Grant 14-405d-M60T, Task 43-00-00. This grant provides $11,740 in funds for special traffic enforcement efforts to include: overtime enforcement, training-related travel and educational materials. Furthermore, the funding will purchase one in-car video camera and one set of fatal vision goggles. There are no matching funds required.

The contract is for a time period from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. Participation in this contract is beneficial to the Pella Police Department as it provides equipment for the department that would otherwise need to be purchased.

A resolution Accepting Work on the Sents Creek EQ Basin and Lift Station #2 Improvements was approved by council.

This resolution approves Final Acceptance for the Sents Creek EQ Basin and Lift Station #2 Improvements constructed by C. L. Carroll Co. Inc. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has required the City of Pella to eliminate all known bypasses in our sanitary sewer collection system by October of 2013. In order to accomplish this mandate, the City was required to add a new 7.0 million gallon earthen equalization basin just upstream of the Sents Creek the Wastewater Plant and construct improvements to Lift Station #2 in order to increase pumping capacity.

The third mandate project, the Force Main, has recently been substantially completed also meeting the October 2013 deadline. The remaining 4th Street Relief Sewer project was granted a one year extension by the IDNR to further study sanitary sewer bypasses and infiltration and inflow (I & I) in this area to confirm the necessity of the project.

With the final resolution of the evening, council approved the Ordering Specifications, Form of Contract, Notice to Bidders, Setting Date for Public Hearing, and Authorizing the Taking of Bids and Authorizing Bid Opening in Connection with the Power Plant Deconstruction Project.

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