The Ottumwa Courier

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September 2, 2013

Parks renovations on council agenda

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Work will go down to the road's subgrade before reconstruction. The contract specifies 50 working days for completion of the project, with penalties of $600 per working day if it runs over.

The city has received a request to sell Lot Two at airport subdivision No. 5. The site isn't big, just 2.39 acres, but has been vacant for nearly a year. Joe Wiley has proposed purchase of the lot for operation of a semi-truck and trailer repair service.

The price for the lot is $225,000, which the city says is the appraised value of the lot. The sale requires a public hearing, which the council may set at the meeting.

A pair of promotions are also on the agenda.

The Ottumwa Police Department will fill a vacant position if the council approves promotion of Chad Farrington to lieutenant. Farrington has been with the department since 1998 and was promoted to sergeant in 2005. The position already exists, but it has been vacant since Tom McAndrew was promoted to police chief.

In the city's engineering department, Pete Curtis could be promoted to an engineering assistant. He has been an engineering aide since 2008.

 

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