The interior of the marketplace is almost entirely gutted, she said.
"Everything we can do as a volunteer crew has been done," she said. "It's to the point where when they come in it's pretty much ready for them to get started. We tried to do as much demolition work as we could so we could get the market open as quickly as possible."
The council will also:
• Appoint Nick Klimek as city planner, effective June 1.
• Approve the $10,000 purchase of a city-owned vehicle for maintenance of downtown landscaping in city rights-of-way. The city has received nearly $8,400 in grants and $500 from Main Street Ottumwa for this purchase.
• Approve payment of more than $6,500 to Ogle's Greenhouse/Southern Iowa Landscaping for Operation ReLeaf.
• Approve the reallocation of funds for the new public works garage at 550 Gateway Drive.
The council will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in council chambers at City Hall. The meeting will air live on GO-TV, cable channel 6.