The power plant was the subject of another issue addressed by the council. Approval was given for Change Order #1 in the contract for the deconstruction.
Council approved a contract in December 2013 with NCM Demolition and Remediation for the plant's removal in the amount of $1,388,000. The change order, which added $15,215 to the cost, will be used for asbestos abatement. The contractor discovered that the spray-on insulation material on the underside of the covers for the #5 Turbine Generator contained asbestos.
Aware of the possibility that asbestos may be discovered during the demolition process, the council had set aside an additional $327,000 for its abatement when planning the project.
Other council notes:
• Mayor James Mueller proclaimed March as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. He presented the proclamation to advocate Fabiana Kunze early in the meeting.
• Approved the Gene Van Wyk Memorial 5K Run/Walk, scheduled for April 19.
• Approved a resolution approving the preliminary plat of survey for Oakwood Estates Plat 2. This is a six-lot subdivision, located near Fourth and Oakwood Drive.
• Approved resolutions approving preliminary and final plats for H.M. Kuiper Braafhart Subdivision. This is located near 195th Avenue and County Road G-28, within the City's two-mile jurisdiction outside of City limits, inside Marion County.
• The council went into closed session to discuss real estate (Chapter 21.5 1j of the Iowa Code). Nardini reported that no action was taken following the closed session.
• The council was also scheduled to receive updates regarding the Marion County Hazmat Team from Jeff Anderson and departmental updates from Community Services, Public Works and the Police Department.
• The next regular council meeting will be Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m.