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Lester Prairie storm sewer project approved
March 14, 2016

Ivan Raconteur

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council approved plans and specifications for a proposed Second Avenue North storm sewer improvement project during Tuesday’s meeting, and authorized city engineer Jake Saulsbury to advertise for bids.

The project includes:

• pipe bursting of storm sewer lines from Hickory Street to the ditch east of Pine Street.

• construction/replacement of storm sewer structures from Elm Street to Pine Street.

• open trench installation of storm sewer lines from Elm Street to Fir Street.

• installation of three new hydrants and one new gate valve.

• street, driveway, and yard restoration.

The estimated total cost for the project is $325,000.

Bid opening is scheduled for April 5, and the council will consider awarding the project during its Tuesday, April 12 meeting.

Odds and ends

In other business, the council:

• heard a presentation on a tree inventory that was conducted to help the city prepare for the emerald ash borer.

• approved upgrades to the city maintenance shop at a cost not to exceed $21,000.

• denied two appeals related to inspections of rental properties.

• approved a wage matrix for part-time and seasonal city employees.

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