Council to take action on agreement to improve North Foster lift station

Mitchell City Hall. (Republic file photo)
Mitchell City Hall. (Republic file photo)

The Mitchell City Council will consider approving an agreement at the 6 p.m. meeting on Monday that would call for an industrial cleaning company to improve a lift station.

According to City Engineer Joe Schroeder’s memo to the council agenda, the city is recommending to contract Hydro-Klean, of Sioux Falls, to complete the $90,400 improvement project to the North Foster lift station. The council will vote on the agreement during its regular scheduled meeting at City Hall.

Schroeder’s documents state the existing wet well is roughly 10 years old, and adding a new lining to the manhole in the lift station will extend the life of the structure. In addition, lining the manhole will reduce damage to the concrete that is caused by toxic gases.

According to Schroeder, the wet well will be installed with PVC liners. The city is providing a gravel base course for street crossings where temporary bypass pumping pipe crosses side streets, Schroeder wrote.

For the timeline of the project, Schroeder stated the work is scheduled to be completed in 2020.


Consent agenda

The following items will be considered as part of the consent agenda:

  • Approve the minutes from the Sept. 21 City Council meeting.

  • Approve the minutes from the following committee meeting: Sept. 4 Planning and Zoning Commission.

  • Approve the following raffle permit: American Legion Post 18 with the drawings to be held on April 24 or when all tickets are sold; Dakota Riptide with the drawings to be held on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in 2021; Mitchell Skating and Hockey with the drawings to be held at every home game in February 2021.

  • Set the date for the following bid opening: 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 for Public Safety SCBA and confined space equipment.

  • Approve change order No. 1, asphalt and concrete crushing project No. 2019-9 to Dakota Constructors.

  • Approve automatic supplement to the general fund for insurance and bonds in the amount of $8,752 from a refund.

  • Approve amending account number for air purification system.

  • Approve Oct. 5 pay estimates.

  • Approve bills, payroll, salary adjustments, new employee hires, authorization of recurring payments and other expenses.

Other business

  • Recite Pledge of Allegiance, hear invocation from Mitchell Wesleyan Church, roll call, hear citizens’ input.

  • Consider entering into an executive session, citing legal discussion.

  • Approve consent agenda.

  • Meet as Board of Adjustment.

  • Hold hearing and take action on the following application: Christ Duba, 113 W. Douglas Ave. legally described as the east half of lots 11 and 12, block 12, Van Eps first addition, in the city of Mitchell. Last year the city planning commission and the board of adjustment approved the conditional use permit for an indoor recreational facility with the following conditions: a code review be completed and the applicants come back in a year for a review, which will be voted on Monday.

  • Set the date for the following hearing: Oct. 19, 2020, Steven and Roberta McCullough’s application for a backyard variance of 1 feet vs. 5 feet, a height variance of 26 feet vs. 22 feet, and an oversize variance of 2,630 square feet vs. 2,000 feet as required for construction of a detached garage located at 103 N. Minnesota Street, legally described as lots 11, 12, and 13, block 90, Lawler’s second addition, in the city of Mitchell. The property is zoned R2 Single Family Residential District.

  • Set the date for the following hearing: Stacy and LaVonne Murtha’s application for a height variance of 25 feet vs. 17 feet as required for construction of a detached garage at 2700 Mentzer Court, legally described as lots 8, block 3, woodland heights first addition, in the city of Mitchell. The property is zoned in a Planned Development District.

  • Reconvene as City Council.

  • Approve closure of the Corn Palace Plaza parking lot for Mitchell CASA event on Oct. 17.

  • Approve amendment to agreement No. A2020-10, construction engineering services for Phases II and III of the Sanborn Boulevard Improvement Project that’s under contract with Brosz Engineering.

  • Approve authorizing Mayor Bob Everson to sign a grant application to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Program for the construction of a new landfill cell.

  • Approve agreement No. A2020-39, design and construction of landfill cell No. 4 contracted with Helms and Associates.

  • Approve agreement No. A2020-40, South Dakota Department of transportation for pavement maintenance at the Mitchell Municipal Airport.

  • Approve agreement No. A2020-41, Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue reconstruction project contracted with McLaury Engineering.

  • Approve agreement No. A2020-43, fire station No. 2 HVAC improvements with Paulson Air. Contingency funds will be needed to fund the project.

  • Approve resolution No. R2020-52, railroad crossing flashing signals on Spruce Street.

  • Approve agreement No. A2020-31, an agreement with South Dakota Department of transportation for new railroad flashing signals on Spruce Street.

  • Approve resolution No. R2020-72, a plat of tract P, Wild Oak Golf Club Addition, a subdivision of irregular tracts No. 3A and No. 4, in the northwest quarter of section 23, township 103 north, range 60 west of the fifth prime meridian, Davison County.

Sam Fosness joined the Mitchell Republic in May 2018. He was raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School. He continued his education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in English. During his time in college, Fosness worked as a news and sports reporter for The Volante newspaper.
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