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Spirit Lake Council puts property on auction block

By Staff | Mar 12, 2008

The Spirit Lake City Council Tuesday accepted the 1.5-million-gallon water tower project.

The council approved all of the remaining payment except for $3,000 for minor site work. The total construction cost was $1,896,000.

The council also approved a list of surplus equipment for sale. The items include:

n 2003 Komatsu excavator with 2,873 hours and 42-inch bucket.

n 2000 Komatsu excavator with 5,169.1 hours and 42-inch bucket.

n GME trench box measuring 24 feet wide, four feet wide, and eight feet high.

n 15 cubic yard bedding box.

n 2005 Dyna Pac vibratory roller pad with 54-inch drum and 426.4 hours.

n 1983 Chevy dump truck with 366 gas engine, automatic transmission, and 74,299 miles.

n 1986 Chevy dump truck with 366 engine, 10-foot box, and 61,280 miles.

n 2000 Komatsu dozer with under 300 hours on the undercarriage.

n Schweiss lawn mower with 72-inch deck and 25 hp engine.

n 1961 snow blower truck with 20,951 miles and six-cylinder engine.

n 1983 John Deere wheel leader with 11,663 hours

Anyone interested in any of the surplus items may call the City of Spirit Lake at 712-336-1871.

In other business Tuesday, Councilman Jerry Harbst said he would like to have the Safety Committee meet with affected individuals regarding the year-round ATV ordinance. Harbst noted some problems with ATVs this winter such as speeding and pulling a sled down the street. However, he said there were not as many problems as there were with snowmobiles. Tony Petersen offered to serve on the committee.

City Administrator Mark Stevens said the city was interviewing for public works director. He said 10 applications had been received.

Stevens said he had met with engineers Brad Beck and Rick Hopper regarding street drainage issues.

Stevens also noted that the water plant expansion project was moving forward.