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Armstrong OKs $400 for Little League

By Staff | Apr 9, 2008

ARMSTRONG — The Armstrong City Council Monday approved $400 in assistance to the community Little League for the season.

Gail Mathine and Dr. Greg Oleson, Little League Board members, appeared to make the request. Mathine noted that 100 players who were out last season paid $10 each and that it would cost $600 for the umpire. Mathine noted a number of other costs as well.

In other business, Maintenance Director Tom Leach reviewed work that had been done.

City Clerk Connie Thackery said May 10 would work for spring pickup day. Appliances may be dropped off for $10.

The council discussed possible purchase of a three-quarter-ton pickup. After considerable discussion regarding cost, the council suggested that Leach try to find a used pickup for approximately $13,000.

In his monthly report, Police Chief Craig Merrill noted among other citations and complaints one OWI, seven speeding citations, two possessions of controlled substance, two possessions of paraphernalia, one harassment, one fraud, three accident investigations, one search warrant, and three arrests.

The council set 5 p.m. April 21 for a consultation and May 5 for a public hearing on a resolution of necessity for the proposed Valley Vue urban renewal plan.

In other business, the council:

n Approved Jan Ehmen as Community Center manager.

n Approved Joyce Leach as library assistant, with Councilman Don Leach abstaining.

n Approved a cooperative agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation for the storm sewer project, with the DOT’s contribution to be $28,700.

n Approved a bid of $5,000 by Picht Lawn Service for mowing city property. Elward Pict, owner, said he would donate $500 back to the pool fund in September.

n Approved a $5,000 bid by Dave Johnson for cemetery mowing.

n Approved an easement agreement with Hawkeye Land Company for the storm sewer project at a cost of $21,000.

n Accepted a bid of $460 by Steve Burgeson for the surplus Blazer and agreed to rebid the sale of the old police car.