Council approves land purchase
The Baldwin City Council met Tuesday evening for its regular meeting. Council Member Ken Wagner was absent. The following is a brief summary of what the council accomplished. Please see next week's Signal for a complete story.
At Tuesday's meeting, the city council:
Approved in a 3-1 vote, with Council Member Ted Brecheisen voting against, to purchase 45.6 acres from Nancy Richard for $249,000. The city will have annual payments of $36,480 with 5 percent interest for 10 years for a total of $364,800. The property, which is south of Orange Street, will be used for the new power plant.
Approved in a 4-0 vote a list of streets for overlay paving.
Approved in a 4-0 vote a contract with Lutz, Daily and Brain to provide engineering services to construct a new electric generation power plant for $295,000.
Approved in a 4-0 vote Utility Director Terry McKinney's three-year contract. McKinney's initial salary is $84,000 with a 1 percent salary adjustment to be made at the end of each of the three years. McKinney must also become a resident of Baldwin within six months of signing his contract.