Archive for Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Council approves land purchase

July 17, 2002

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.

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