The Paynesville City Council heard a verbal report from city engineer Pete Carlson regarding the 2004 street improvement project at their meeting on Wednesday, July 28. According to Carlson, pavement could be done on affected streets this week.
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Paynesville Press - August 4, 2004

City street repairs to proceed this week

By Bonnie Jo Hanson

The Paynesville City Council took the following actions at their meeting on Wednesday, July 28.

*The council heard a verbal report from city engineer Pete Carlson regarding the 2004 street improvement project. With curb and gutter work completed on Hudson and Belmont Streets, contractors should begin laying asphalt early this week (starting Monday, Aug. 2). Driveways on those streets could also be done this week. Overlayment on the Industrial Loop should also be done this week.

*The council approved purchasing a laptop computer for the Paynesville Police Department for $3,540. Their old laptop is outdated and will not run the county's new database, according to police chief Kent Kortlever. In addition, the new laptop, which is used in the squad car, has a touch screen instead of a mouse that makes it safer and faster for officers to use in the car.

*The council also approved purchasing a new desktop computer for the police department for up to $1,100.

*The council approved a three-year assessment contract with Stearns County for $332.20 per day to assess Paynesville properties. The new contract reflects an increase of $14.60 per day from 2004. *The council approved a payment of $8,580 to Southside Steel for work completed at the Paynesville Municipal Airport.

*The council approved appointing Reverend Doris Dodds to the Human Rights Commission after accepting Pastor Ric Koehn's resignation from the commission.

*The council ordered plans and specifications to be developed and ordered advertising for bids for street construction in Ridgeview Sixth Addition. The estimated cost of building the street with curbs and gutters, grading the property, adding sanitary sewer and water mains, and building a storm sewer is $214,500, according to Carlson. The city will bond for the project with property owners repaying the city with assessments.

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