Council adopts ORV amendment

The City Council of Webster City approved the third and final reading of an amendment to the off-road vehicle ordinance Monday night.

Following the reorganizational meeting, the council approved the measure that opened up ORV use on Superior Street. The ordinance still prohibits the vehicles from traveling on Second Street from Superior to Prospect Street.

Council members also approved a resolution accepting the work from the 2021 bridge repair project. The release of the retainage of $141,725 to Jasper Construction Services Inc. of Newton.

Change orders were approved for the 2021 Second Street reconstruction project with RaschConstruction of Fort Dodge, and for the 2020 HMA street improvement project with Fort Dodge Asphalt Co. of Fort Dodge. The council also approved a resolution accepting the work and authorizing the release of the retainage in the amount of $24,303.50 to Fort Dodge Asphalt Co. for the HMA street improvement project.

Additional funds for engineering services provided during the 2020 HMA project were approved for Snyder and Associates. The services went above and beyond the original scope of the agreement due to the fact the contractor did not get the project completed by the completion date and compaction testing issues. An additional $17,235 was approved for the extra time required.

The council also approved an agreement with PFM Financial Advisors LLC. The city has applied for a state revolving fund planning and design loan in the amount of $2 million.to cover the costs associated with planning, preliminary engineering and design of the new wastewater treatment facility. The application was approved by the Iowa Finance Authority in October and was approved by the Environmental Protection Commission in December. The municipal advisor will review the city’s sewer dun and help find the most feasible financing option for the project.


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