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Wayland will look for new fireworks vendor

Jul 21, 2017

By Brooks Taylor, Mt. Pleasant News


WAYLAND — Fireworks discharged at the conclusion of Independence Day next year at Wayland may be purchased from a new vendor.

The City of Wayland recently completed the first year of a three-year contract with fireworks supplier J & M Displays, of Yarmouth.

However, with the new state fireworks law this year, the city thought it might be able to receive a better deal next year, either with J & M, or a different vendor. The contract with J & M requires 30-day notice for termination of the contract, and Wayland will be sending its notice this week.

Wayland City Council members hosted a public hearing July 19 on a zoning ordinance amendment. The amendment allows for certain commercial uses in the industrial parks. No written or oral objections were received regarding the amendment, which was passed to a second reading.

Approval was granted for Northway Pump of Marion to repair the city’s well (pump, motor, pipe, televising casing and borehole, and miscellaneous parts). The city anticipates the repairs to cost around $20,000 but has no firm figure because the extent of the work is not known. City Clerk Beverly Conrad said the well has not had any maintenance work since 2008.

The council approved the purchase of a EVOLIS AC Mobile Pack radar speed sign for $2,500. The sign will be mobile and moved to different locations to alert drivers to the speed of their vehicle.

Final business saw the council approve the purchase of a 12-foot dump truck body and hydraulics from Future Line of Cedar Rapids for $15,707. The council also authorized the mayor to upgrade to a 13-foot box if needed at a cost not to exceed $17,500.

Building permits were approved for Janet Sterling, re-roof house; MD Orthopaedics, 40x40x12-foot wood frame/steel siding storage room addition with an attached 20x16-foot exterior room and loading dock; and Laurie Kinzler, 10x12-foot metal storage shed.

Wayland council members meet again in regular session Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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