Tampa approves sewer pump
Jeff Enlow of Florence and Don Beisel attended the May 6 Tampa City Council meeting to propose an upgrade to the sewer lift station. Only one of two pumps is working.
Council members agreed that parts of the lift station are old and may begin to break down. They approved the upgrade at a cost of $34,000.
“Everything in the pit will be new, and the control panel will be new,” Enlow said.
He said if the remaining pump fails before he gets started on the work, he would put in a temporary pump at no extra cost to the city.
Makenzie Deines, James Wyatt, and Houston Svoboda requested a donation to Centre Future Business Leaders of America for qualified members’ trip to the national convention in Anaheim, Calif. in June. The council approved a $200 donation.
Larry Steiner was authorized to continue to mow the infield as well as the outfield at the ball diamond.
County commissioner Dan Holub informed the council that the county would make recycling available at the transfer station once a week. The day had yet to be decided.
David Rziha and Russell Kerbs asked Holub to check out a bad stretch of 360th Road between Limestone and Ramona.
The council voted to pay half of the cost of rock for the access road to the elevator. They saw it as reciprocation for Agri Producers’ assistance in clearing snow during the winter.
The council agreed to rock a resident’s driveway for $15 a scoop.
The council granted the city’s PRIDE committee request to hire Jane Valentine to paint the wood portions of the exterior of the senior center. The cost will be funded from the Monsanto grant.