Wayland to seek grant for asbestos removal
By Brooks Taylor, Mt. Pleasant News
WAYLAND — Wayland plans to apply for a grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for asbestos removal in two city-owned buildings at 211 and 213 Main Street.
City council members discussed applying for the grant during their regular meeting Wednesday night. Last year, the buildings were inspected for asbestos, and the inspectors estimated the asbestos removal cost at $5,000, said City Clerk Bev Conrad.
Once the asbestos is removed, the city plans to have the buildings demolished at its expense.
Council members also approved purchasing the basic television/Internet package for City Hall from Farmtel, the supplier of the service for the city. Farmtel has recently made some adjustments in its offerings and the city picked the option that best meets its needs. Additionally, the city’s Internet speed will increase by one megabyte.
Minor changes were approved by the council to the janitorial job description. The longtime city janitor recently resigned and the city will begin advertising March 10 for a replacement.
Dates were set for spring cleanup and citywide garage sales. Spring cleanup will be Friday, May 19. Citywide garage sales will be June 9-10.
In a final agenda item, Conrad was given permission to attend the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association Conference/Athenian April 18-21 in Des Moines.
The council will meet again in regular session Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m., at City Hall.