Scranton council considers borrowing $216,000 for sewer project

The Scranton city council set a public hearing date of Tuesday, Sept. 8, to consider a  proposal to enter into a sewer revenue loan and disbursement agreement. That decision was made at the council’s Aug. 11 regular meeting.

Mayor B J Wright was authorized to sign the Dorsey and Whitney engagement letter for services related to the sewer project. The Sept. 8 public hearing will consider borrowing a principal amount not to exceed $216,000 to fund the work. The hearing is scheduled at 6 pm.

The council met in joint session with the Scranton Community Center board with Dawn Rudolph, Cheryl Robson and Lois Peterson in attendance. The group discussed ordinance changes, donations, building projects, damage deposits and communication.

A public hearing was held regarding the sale of property at 403 Lincoln St. Dallas and Brenda Warnke of B & D Manufacturing submitted the lone bid of $500. The sale was approved by the council.

Cheryl Robson presented the H.F. and Maude E Memorial Library monthly report. Sheryl Hoyt has been hired as the new library director. Tina Walker and Roger Hoyt submitted their resignations from the library board. Other items mentioned included the sale of the old building, clarification on bills, planning for success, countywide librarian meetings, garage sale information and building repairs.

Jim Jones gave the monthly water and sewer reports. He covered routine operations and testing. Work is being done to break down lab test results for the new report for the new sewer permit. Chad Kirk reported on maintenance, mentioning storm water drainage, sewer plant aerators, water salesman repairs, no parking signs and alley maintenance.

Brad Riphagen attended the meeting to discuss the Community Visioning Program and Trees Forever.

The next regular meeting of the council will be Sept. 8. ~The Scranton Journal

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