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July 28, 2013

Council adopts banner ordinance, makes amendment to loan and disbursement agreements


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Public Works staff continually monitors the condition of our streets. With the harsh winter this past several years and the many freeze/thaw cycles that we experienced, staff believes that is it critical to place a 2" asphalt overlay on the streets listed below as soon as possible. This overlay project will seal these streets and prevent water/ice from causing continued damage thereby prolonging the life of the entire street structure an estimated 10 to 15 years. The streets identified for FY 13/14 consist of the following;

-East 3rd St from Franklin to Washington 

-West 3rd St from Franklin to Washington 

-West 3rd St from University to Peace 

-Broadway St From Adams to Park Lane 

-Broadway St From University to Oskaloosa 

-Post Office Alley from Broadway to W. 1st


This project will include removing/milling 2" of old asphalt off and replacing with a new 2" asphalt overlay, m addition to the proposed contracted portion of the project, staff will be completing some curb replacement and repair and also correcting two large Portland Cement Concrete patches on Broadway. One will be lowering the old railroad bed just north of Huber Street and the other location will be north of Sunset where we plan to raise the low point and intakes. All of this in-house work will be completed prior to the 2" overlay.

Estimated project costs are $219,403 for the contracted portion of the project and an additional out-of-pocket cost of approximately $15,000 for a total project cost of $234,403.

-Approved a pair of resolution setting dates for a proposed amending No. 5 to the Pella Business Corridor Urban Renewal Plan and setting dates for the Mill Farm Housing Urban Renewal Plan. Public hearings will be held on Aug. 20 for on both issues.

On December 4, 2012, Council approved a conditional resolution of support for the Overland Property Group' s proposed Section 42 Housing Development referred to as the Mills Farm Housing Development. This housing project will consist of a 32-unit affordable housing complex in the View Point subdivision in Pella, adjacent to the Sports Page Grill and across from the Ulrich dealership. The estimated cost of the development is $5.2 million. A copy of the staff memo and resolution of support is included for Council' s review. 

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