Vance reappointed as Wayland city attorney
BY BROOKS TAYLOR
Mt. Pleasant News
WAYLAND — Longtime Wayland City Attorney Mike Vance was reappointed to his post Wednesday night by the Wayland City Council. However, there is some uncertainty on how long he will serve the city.
Vance has been city attorney for the City of Wayland for 40 years, according to City Clerk Beverly Conrad, and in his proposal to the council said he would serve through the current fiscal year (June 30, 2017).
Council members, however, would like to have Vance’s services for a year longer and asked Conrad to contact him and see if he would be willing to serve until June 30, 2018. Vance is paid $170 per hour for his service to the community.
Bids are due Jan. 31 for the second phase of the Cummings Street paving project, which will occur this summer. In addition to paving the two blocks of Cummings Street, one-half block of Washington and Jefferson streets will be included in the work.
Engineer Jim Warner, of Warner Engineering Associates of Mt. Pleasant, said his construction estimate for the project is $535,000. The council hopes to award the contract for the project at its Feb. 1 meeting.
Last summer, the city took care of infrastructure needs along the street.
The council mulled purchasing a sewer lift pump for a backup on the city’s lift station. The lift station has two pumps, purchased in 2015, and one has a leaky seal. After discussing the matter, the council opted to send the defective pump in for repairs and see whether that takes care of the problem, rather than purchase another pump at this time.
In a final agenda item, the council passed the second reading on the city code of ordinances by adding a new chapter pertaining to the management of trees, shrubs and bushes.
Council members will meet again in regular session Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m., at City Hall.