Perry City Council: Three things you missed from Monday’s meeting

Allison Ullmann - Staff
City Administrator Sven Peterson, middle, addresses the Perry City Council during the Sept. 17 meeting. PHOTO BY ALLISON ULLMANN/THE PERRY CHIEF

The Perry City Council met at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17 in the Security Bank Building.

Here are three things you may have missed:

1. Update on Wastewater Treatment Plant project

City Administrator Sven Peterson updated the Perry City Council on the Wastewater Treatment Plant project. The council approved rate increases during the Sept. 4 meeting. Those increases will go into effect on Oct. 1. Peterson said Bolton and Menk, Inc. are putting together a one or two page flyer on the project. The flyer will be included in the first bill in November that the rate increases are reflected on. He added that Bolton and Menk will be working on a video tour of the Wastewater Treatment Plant to send out to the community.

2. Council approves pay requests for McCreary Building roof maintenance project

The council approved two separate pay requests for the McCreary Building roof maintenance project. The first request, in the amount of $3,792.61 to Central State Roofing, was for work completed in the first phase of the project.

Matt Ferrier, City engineer with Bolton and Menk, said the project was started as a maintenance project. When work started, it was discovered that there were areas with wet insulation and areas where the old rubber was leaking.

“As we got into it, the project was bigger than we had initially set out to do. So we added a second phase to the job,” Ferrier said.

What the council was releasing during the Sept. 17 meeting, he said, was the retainage from the first phase of the project. He added that they wanted to hold onto it until the second phase started and to make sure any outstanding items were addressed. Ferrier said all of the issues from the first phase have been addressed, including the wet insulation. He added that phase two of the roof project is nearing completion.

The council approved a second pay request, in the amount of $92,254.50 to Central State Roofing for work completed through Sept. 7. The request was the first pay request for phase two of the project.

3. Council approves reappointments to Planning and Zoning Commission

The four-year terms for Frank Eiteman and Erin Butler on the Planning and Zoning Commission expired Aug. 1. Mayor John Andorf said both individuals wished to be reappointed to the commission. The new four-year term would expire on Aug. 1, 2022.

The council approved the reappointments of Eiteman and Butler. Peterson added that there is still an opening on the Planning and Zoning Commission as Wilbur Dickerson’s seat remains open. He added that no letters have been submitted. Community members are encouraged to apply for the open seat.

“As always, we certainly appreciate Frank’s and Erin’s volunteering to serve on this commission,” Andorf said. “Perry is very fortunate to get a lot of good volunteers to serve on these commissions.”