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I Depending on your income, you could qualify for very substantial savings on your heating and air- conditioning upgrades to higher efficiency units... Boiler Rebate Furnace & AC Rebate Call us for an evaluation. We will help you through the paperwork to potentially substantial savings on your utility bill. Could receive up to in Mt. Pulaski Lic. #058-12-1898 Dave Bassett - John Wyss By Mike Lakin Consulting Engineer Greg Gus- tafson gave an update on the City Water Tower (above are inside photos of the tower). He said that, as of the night of meeting, the tower project was 95% completed. A final check- list inspection was near done and as of Oct. 13, Gustafson expected to start re-filling the water tower Oct. 15. Several steps are required to bring the water tower back on line in the city water system. Final step is submitting water samples to the EPA. He did not expect to have a boil order during the final process. Gustafson said there would be a "l-year anniversary inspection" next October of the tower. This was part of the agreement between the city and contractor. He added the tower work was being completed 25-days ahead of schedule. Unaware of the problem, Gus- tafson was told by Matt Presswood and Andrew Neaville that one of the city well pumps have been cycling on and off. They were concerned the frequent stops and starts could damage the pump. Gustafson said he would look into that. The next dty project on the agenda is the forced main west of town running from near the city shed on Spring to Elkhart Road. Consulting Engineer Greg Gus- tafson said the dty has been dear- ing trees out along where: the new line will run - the area west of the CNR tracks. Greg said Kyle Patridge has been running the excavator and the area looks good. He added that an alignment change is being made that moves the line location west 30-40-feet at the most. At the end of his presentation, Gustafson provided Matt Bobell with his firm's billing breakdown for Matt's review that Matt requested earlier. Earlier, as the City Council meet- ing moved toward its official open- ing, Mayor Jim Fuhrer told JimBoy Coogan and Roger Bohn they were not going to speak to the council. Both had signed in as speakers. Mayor Fuhrer said he would not permit JimBoy to speak to the Coun- cil until JimBoy personally apolo- gized to him (the Mayor) for calling him an idiot. Mayor Fuhrer then said he would not permit Roger to speak to the Council because his (Roger's) topic "new blood" didn't make any sense. Roger replied he was referring to management. The Mayor said Roger wasn't speaking. During a review of bills to bepaid, Councilmember Matt Bobell asked what the $10,000 check to Dollar General was for. Mayor Fuhrer said he didn't know and he wondered about that check when he signed it. After Matt Bobell retrieved the doc-, umentation for the check, there was some discussion that the amount appeared to be for the TIF district and Dollar General was receiving a rebate from the city for taxes the city should not have received for the years 2012 - 2014. On this bill, the Council specifically approved the check - if the Mayor could confirm it was a rebate and it was for the $10,000. Councilmember Andrew Neaville questioned an equipment rental bill from Lyle Fout. Neaville said he talked with Fout and :thought an understanding had been agreed to that Fout Construction would agree to a daily rental fee on equipment instead of an hourly rate. Neaville said the total daily rental fee was half of what the total hourly rental fee would be. The current bill from Fout Construction was not the daily rental fee agreed to, but was for an hourly rental fee that made the bill double what it should be. Cont'd on Page 5 ~" 4 ). 0 0 14 t~ 0 I.I OI