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Martinsburg cuts checks for water

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 8:50 am

The June 12, 2012 Regular Martinsburg City Council Meeting was called to order by Pat Arens.
Bill Dubbert made a motion to approve the agenda and seconded by Ed Lewallen, the motion passed.
Carl Aulbur made a motion to approve the minutes. The motion was seconded and approved.
The motion to approve the minutes of the May 8 meeting were approved as was the motion to approve the minutes of the special meeting on May 26.
Tony King from Allstate Consultants was present to answer questions concerning the progress of the Water and Sewer Project and submit partial payments for work completed.
Tony told Council that everything is moving along as planned,
A motion was made by Dubbert to pay Hutchins Telecom, Water Supply and Distribution System, Partial Payment Estimate #6, work performed between May 1 and May 31, 2012 in the amount of $124,939.55.
The motion was seconded and approved.
Aulbur made a motion to pay KJ Unnerstall, Wastewater Treatment and Collection System, Partial Payment Estimate #5 for work performed between May 1 and June 1, 2012 in the amount of $93,484.12. The motion was seconded and approved.
Lewallen made a motion to pay  Allstate Consultants, LLC, Professional Services Invoice #9 in the amount of $6,560.50 and the motion was approved with a second.
Brian Maskey informed Council that 77 hours were scheduled by the Police Department. The Martinsburg Police Department had seven calls for service activities, of which five were Business Checks and three Weed Violation.
The Martinsburg Police Department initiated 16 Traffic Stops during May 2012. There were seven verbal warnings issued and nine citations written. Issues with the Martinsburg Market have been addressed and taken care of.
Next court date will be July 12, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Change in court dates were made to accommodate the prosecuting attorney and judge.
Aulbur made a motion to approve the bid by Wright Electric to put up two lights on the maintenance shed at a cost of $825 and the motion was seconded and approved.
Council addressed the situation with the streets. Bob Cope said he would like to see the ditches in town cleaned up before more paving is done. Several streets were discussed  that badly need paving. Dubbert suggested the council members made themselves familiar with the streets that they are tentatively considering paving. Council recently spent $16,460.04 on streets in town.
Tall grass situation was addressed and Maskey told the council that he has issued another work order to have it mowed and charges will go against the property to be collected.
The city will initially pay for the mowing and try to recoup the expenses at the sale of the property.
Next City Council Meeting will be July 10, 2012 at 7 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned.