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Estherville Council OKs storm sewer bid

By Staff | Mar 9, 2011

The Estherville City Council moved forward with a storm sewer project on Third Avenue North with their action Monday.

The project will alleviate flooding on North Fourth Street near Estherville Foods.

The council approved the low bid of $113,992.50 from A.B.C. Services of Estherville which was approximately $13,000 less than the engineer’s estimate. Council received five other bids for the project with the next lowest bid of $119,999.71 coming from Taplin Construction of Fairmont, Minn.

In a separate matter, council approved an agreement for engineering services with DGR and Associates of Rock Rapids to develop a water distribution system hydraulic model.

City administrator Penny Clayton says the model will help the city plan for the future. The computer simulated system will allow the city to run though various scenarios and determine what impact future improvements will have on it and how best to make those improvements.

“For example, it will tell us what effect increasing a main will have in a certain area,” she said.

The cost of the engineering services is $34,400.

In other business,

n Councilman Terry Nelson was appointed to fill a council sat on the Estherville Streets and Alleys Committee.

n Council approved a native wine permit for Fifth Street Salon & Gifts at 8 S. Fifth St.

n Council approved sign permit applications for Spring Sales & Service, Inc at 122 S. 18th St. and also for Clean Slate Auto Spa at 308 Central Avenue.

n Council approved a change to the exterior remodeling plan at 827 W. Central Ave (Carz Central). While the business has been open at its new location since March 1, owners requested the change due to increased costs of remodeling the former Honda shop.