Jean C. Wiley gains bid on terminal renovation project
By BROOKS TAYLOR
Mt. Pleasant News
That “70s building” as Mt. Pleasant City Administrator Brent Schleisman terms the airport terminal building will be brought into the 21st Century by Jean C. Wiley Company of Mt. Pleasant.
Wiley was the successful bidder among five firms for the renovation work of the building. The project will consist of tearing out the interior of the building and refurbishing with new sheet rock, ceiling tile, lighting and flooring. Wiley bid $75,578 to do the work.
“It is a great bid,” remarked Schleisman. “It is $10,000 under what we had anticipated.”
Mt. Pleasant received a $75,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation for the project.
Work is expected to begin shortly after the first of the year.
During the interim, airport staff will operate from a mobile office. The city will rent the 10x50-foot office from Tyson Onsite for a cost of $1,745. The mobile office is expected to be delivered Monday.
Council members, during their regular meeting last night, also approved the sale of a portion of Threshers Road right-of-way to Midwest Old Threshers. Land owned by Old Threshers adjoins the parcels and the city will be paid $300 each for the parcels.
In other business, the council:
• Appointed Schleisman as the city’s representative to both the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission and the Des Moines County Regional Solid Waste Commission for 2013. Mayor Steve Brimhall said the city greatly benefits from Schleisman’s service on the planning commission. “It is a very valuable board for Brent to serve on. His service benefits not only the city but also the commission,” Brimhall said.
• Approved a three-year contract with the local police department union. The contract calls for a 2.5 percent wage increase the first year and 2.75 percent salary increases the next two years.
Mt. Pleasant City Council members meet again in regular session Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at 7 p.m. in City Hall.