October 8, 2007

Work progressing slowly on ball field due to rain

By Ryan Gueningsman
Managing Editor

Work has been progressing slowly on the north ball field at Central Park due to the rainy weather the area has been experiencing.

At Tuesday’s Delano City Council meeting, the council approved a pay request from Matt Bullock Contracting Company for work done on the north ball field project.

Recent items completed include installation of drainage structures, installation of topsoil and Agrilime, and work on the fencing.

Crews have also removed the old water services and completed much of the fencing at the south field.

A request was also approved for sod for the north ball field from Ace Sod Farm in Howard Lake for $10,395. It was noted volunteer labor will help place the sod, and that it is hoped the sod will be laid within the next week or two.

Odds and ends

In other business, the council:

• approved Waverly Flooring to do the replacement of flooring in an apartment at Crow River Villa for $2,177.

The council also gave the go-ahead to Lindholm Painting to paint the same apartment at a cost of $1,400.

• tabled a request from the Delano Area Methamphetamine Education and Drug Awareness (MEADA) to look into a social host ordinance at the request of MEADA representatives. The issue will be rescheduled at a future meeting.

• entered into a cost-share agreement for the purchase of a fertilizer/seed spreader.

The city’s cost will be about $900 toward the equipment, which will also be funded by the Delano Athletic Club, youth baseball, and high school ball program.

The spreader will be purchased from Trueman Welters of Buffalo for $3,654.

“It’s a nice factor that other groups are willing to split the cost,” Council Member Larry Bartels said.

• met in special session prior to the regular meeting to discuss the 2008 budget and tax levy. A preliminary list of budget reductions was reviewed by the council.

At the meeting, the council also discussed the Senior Community Services funding requests for the Delano Senior Center.

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