Work progressing on the 98 street project

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 4/14/98.

Work is progressing on the 1998 street improvement project, Pete Carlson, city engineer informed the Paynesville City Council at their Wednesday night meeting.

ďThe lift station is almost completed and the crews are waiting for the pumps to be delivered,Ē Carlson said. ďWith that stage done, construction crews started on Washburne Avenue April 6 and should have the sanitary and storm sewers in place by the end of the week (April 10).

ďUnderground crews are expected to move onto Main Street next week. The workers found a couple of little surprises but that was expected,Ē Carlson added.

Monte Eastvold of Juran Moody Investment Counselors, explained the bond sales for the 1998 street improve-ment project.

ďThe bidding was tight with six bids submitted. We were able to receive a good interest rate ranging from 4.0 to 4.7 over a 10-year period, the life of the $860,000 bond,Ē Eastvold said. Low bidder was Doughterty Summit Securities.

In other business:
• Willie LaCroix, Paynesville Area Health Care System Administrator, presented the hospital audit to the council. He explained the hospital had revenue and gains in excess of expenses of $10,093 and that the fund balance at the end of the year was $2,937,385.

• The council approved setting May 13 at 7:05 p.m. as the public hearing date to discuss vacating of the alley behind the United Methodist Church between Church Street and Oak Park Street. The two lots behind the church (parking lot) need to be rezoned for a proposed church building project.

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