Capital funds to be created as Mitchell moves ahead on major projectsThe city will take another step on work on its four major projects tonight, when the Mitchell City Council will consider authorizing Finance Officer Marilyn Wilson to create capital funds for the Mitchell Public Library renovation project and the Mitchell Activities Center addition project.
By: Tom Lawrence, The Daily Republic
The city will take another step on work on its four major projects tonight, when the Mitchell City Council will consider authorizing Finance Officer Marilyn Wilson to create capital funds for the Mitchell Public Library renovation project and the Mitchell Activities Center addition project.
According to the agenda for tonight’s meeting, the funds will include $2.3 million for the library, and $2.5 million for the MAC project. The report also lists $2.6 million for construction of the Corn Palace expansion project, and $2,335,000 for the City Hall construction project, but those funds are not listed for approval on the agenda.
This summer, the council voted to spend $6.5 million in improvements and renovations to the Corn Palace, $2.6 million for a new City Hall, $2.5 million for a second ice rink at the Mitchell Activities Center and $2.3 million for upgrades to the Mitchell Public Library.
The money from these funds will come from the bond sales, which were conducted last week, as the city sold $10 million in bonds.
Another $3.9 million in bonds will be sold in early January.
In other business, the council will:
• Consider Resolution 3054, dealing with a South Dakota Office of Emergency Management - Federal Emergency Management Agency grant for the construction of surface drainage facilities in conjunction with Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.
The city is required to pay 25 percent in matching funds for a $1,504,530 grant for this project to alleviate flooding at the hospital. The city and Queen of Peace will split that 25 percent, with both paying $250,755. The council will consider adopting Ordinance 2419, a supplemental appropriation of $2,006,040 for this project.
It will also consider approving a project management agreement for Avera Queen of Peace HMGP Project DR-1887-03R with city.
• Hold the first reading of Ordinance 2420, numerous supplemental appropriations for city departments and divisions for a building project, overtime, gas, oil, tires and other items. The total is in excess of $400,000, not including the large project funds.
• Consider adopting Resolution 3048, authorizing an application for a loan of up to $800,000 from the state Board of Water and Natural Resources for improvements to the Norway Street lift station.
The loan would be for 30 years, at an interest rate of 3.25 percent. It would be repaid with wastewater system revenue.
• Consider Resolution 3053, rescinding Resolution 2707, which requires commercial driver’s license medical certification for Palace Transit drivers. The city settled lawsuits with three former Palace Transit drivers last week in which this was an issue.
• Hold a public progress hearing on a community development block grant for Mitchell School District’s workforce development project.
• Hold a public progress hearing on a community development block grant for Abbott House’s dorm construction project.
• Approve reports from the Traffic Commission’s and Finance Committee’s Nov. 19 meetings.
• Discuss the Davison County Local Emergency Operation Plan (LEOP).
• Hear an update and a report on a revised sign ordinance. The Planning and Zoning Commission and city staff have been working on this for several months.
• Set a 1:30 p.m. Jan. 7 time and date to receive and consider bids for one-year supply of class III concrete pipe, city project 2013-8 at City Council Chambers.
• Consider adopting Resolution 3049, the plat of Lots 1 and 2, Block 4, of Westwood First Addition. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval.
• Consider adopting Resolution 3050, the plat of Lot 9-A, Block 10, of Fullerton Properties First Addition. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval.
• Consider adopting Resolution 3051, the plat of Lot 8 in Tract J, Wild Oak Golf Club Addition. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval.
• Consider adopting Resolution 3052, the plat of Lots 1, 2, 3, 4-A, 5, 6, 7 and 8, Block 1 and Lots 3, 4, 5 and 6-A, Block 2 of the Woods First Addition. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval.
• Hold the second reading of and consider adopting Ordinance 2418, rezoning real property legally described as the north 800 feet of the east half of Lot Six and the north 800 feet of Lots Four and Five, except for those portions thereof contained in Lots A and B, Section 33, Township 103 North, Range 60 West, Davison County, from Urban Development District (UD) to Highway Oriented Business District (HB) and amending the city’s official zoning map.
• Renew the city’s self-funded health insurance plan for 2013.
• Consider an automatic supplement to the Special Revenue Fund, Parks, Recreation & Forestry, in the amount of $34,318 for building repair from hail damage from an insurance claim reimbursement from the May hailstorm.
• Acknowledge the volunteer listing on file with the Human Resource Office.
• Review applications for renewal of liquor and wine licenses.
There are dozens of requests for licenses, including retail (on-sale) licenses, which include Sunday sales; a convention center license, also including Sunday sales; package (off-sale) licenses; and retail (on- and off-sale) wine licenses.
• Declare a 1986 F150 Ford truck from Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department as surplus property.
• Review applications for taxicab general licenses from Palace Transit, E-Z Ride Taxi Cab and Becky’s Vans-Designated Drivers.
• Approve pay estimates including:
Lake Mitchell bike path-PH II, project 2010-2, contracted to Robert Johnson Construction. Pay estimate 4 in the amount of $23,482.62.
Gamble, Eighth, and Mentzer sidewalk, project 2012-4B, contracted to Big O Concrete. Pay estimate 7 in the amount of $1,410.78.
Curb and gutter, project 2012-14B, contracted to Rexwinkel Concrete. Pay estimate 5 in the amount of $45,503.71.
Paving and overlay, project 2012-15, contracted to Commercial Asphalt. Pay estimate 9 in the amount of $27,934.56.
New landfill monitoring, project 2012-29, contracted to Leggette, Brashears & Graham. Pay estimate 5 in the amount of $2,670.96.
• Hear an invocation from a Wesleyan Church representative.