The Ottumwa Courier

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June 13, 2014

City to dispose of property

OTTUMWA — The city of Ottumwa will decide next week whether or not to dispose of two parcels of city-owned property during its regular council meeting.

The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers located on second floor of City Hall.

A public hearing will consider disposing of property located at 702 E. Williams St. and 621 Lamborn Ave.. As of June 3, only a few bids for each of the properties had been received. If approved by the council, the parcel at 702 E. Williams St. will be sold to Central Iowa Ventures and the 621 Lamborn St. property will be sold to KBC Investements, LLC.

Should the city dispose of the property, the property will be transferred by a quit claim deed.

In addition to the disposal of property public hearings, the city will also conduct a public hearing on the plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated cost for the Lamborn Street Sewer Improvements project. Cost of the project is estimated at $38,000.

Also on the city’s to-do list on Tuesday night is a discussion on the profile milling and HMA overlay of Quincy Avenue from Albia Road to Highway 34. A storm system will be installed to resolve water flow issues. Low bidder for the project is Norris Asphalt Paving Company of Ottumwa for $1,304,273.36.

In other business, the council will:

• Consider approving the low bidder for the removal of asbestos from properties located at 817 Chester Ave., 201 S. Van Buren Ave., 230 S. Foster Ave. and 322 Frank St.

• Consider approving the low bidder for the demolition of properties located at 817 Chester Ave., 201 S. Van Buren Ave., 230 S. Foster Ave. and 322 Frank St.

• Consider the awarding of the contract for the Union Street Manhole installation project to D.C. Construction for $12,500.

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