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No new lights for Bomber Field

Oct 09, 2017

By Brooks Taylor, Mt. Pleasant News


WAYLAND — Wayland City Council members pulled the plug on new lights and poles at Bomber Field.

Meeting in regular session Wednesday night, the council opted to have city staff check the light poles at the field and remove any deteriorating ones.

“It was the cost and the fact the lights are used just one month a year,” explained City Clerk Bev Conrad. The field is used for Little League baseball and softball games. Conrad said the city received an informal quote of $26,000 for the work, which did not include the lights and other necessary material.

Council members discussed the need to generate interest in building houses in the city-owned North Plains Subdivision on the east side of county road W55 (Franklin Avenue). The city is going to work with Dorsey & Whitney, an accounting firm to develop a forgivable lot loan agreement that could be used as incentive to encourage new home construction.

Lights in city hall will be replaced by LED lighting, the council moved. Graber Electric will convert 11 existing lights to LED at a cost of $95 per light.

City staff soon will be demolishing city-owned buildings at 211 and 213 West Main Street. The buildings will be demolished after the city receives approval from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Council members also gave city staff approval to rent a telehandler from Corey Farmer as needed for the demonstration.

In final action, the council:

• Approved the purchase of a sewer dissolved oxygen portable testing meter from USA Bluebook for $826.50 plus freight.

• Approved a request from Wayland Police Chief Ron Roth to attend human trafficking training at Dubuque Nov. 14.

Council members meet again in regular session at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall.

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