Armstrong – New park playground may be done in June
ARMSTRONG?- The Armstrong City Council told an area resident Monday that Columbian Park playground equipment purchased from a grant from the Emmet County Community Foundation will be installed by early June.
Tara Laabs asked the council about the status of the equipment which the city bought last fall but had to defer installing due to weather. Laabs volunteered to help with a sign for the playground.
Laabs also told the council that rhubarb was killed in her yard last year when the fenceline was sprayed, and the council agreed to not have the area sprayed this year.
In other business, the council agreed to advertise for a part-time meter reader. The council also approved buying a leak detector and new chlorinator for the water plant.
Police Chief Craig Merrill said he had done a nuisance abatement.
The council hired Brittney Mitchell as pool manager as well as eight lifeguards. The council also set season pool fees as follows:
n Family – $100.
n Student – $50.
n Adult – $75.
n Day pass – $3.
The council also set May 14 as pickup day for appliances and electronics. White goods will be $11 and televisions and computer monitors $10 with no charge for other electronics. Environmental Services of Adel will pick up items.
The council accepted a bid of $31,546.53 from Tug Helmers of Estherville to build a concrete approach from Highway 9 to C Avenue and Golf Course Drive.
The council will discuss 2011 street repairs at its June meeting. Also at the June meeting, the council will tour three damaged spots on city street with a Waste Management representative.