At last week’s Bovey City Council meeting, council members voted to follow the recommendations of Public Works Department Supervisor Kevin Odden to repair sewer pipes. A company will reline two sections of sewer pipe that are in need of replacement. The company would inject a resin into the interior of the existing pipe to effectively create a new surface for $23,511. The alternative would be to dig-up and replace the old pipes at an estimated cost of $100,000.
City Engineer John Mattonen gave a status update on the KMDA expansion project. The IRRRB grant application has been submitted and the plans and specifications are ready for approval. The tentative bid date for the sewer and water project is May 12, 2016. Councilors also voted to pass a resolution to apply for an infrastructure grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for the same project.
In other business, the council:
• Voted to accept the consent agenda.
• Passed a resolution to inspect the water tower at a cost of $2,800.
• Agreed to have the sewer mains televised for $1.49 per foot.
• Voted to spend $300 to facilitate switching some health insurance plans of employees over the age of 65, thereby saving the city $600 per month for each employee who switches.
• Sponsored the Greenway High School Day of Caring for $100.
• Gave permission for City Clerk Tara DeGuiseppi and Treasurer Karla Merhar to attend training in the Twin Cities.
• Voted to not waive the insurance liability.
• Discussed a plan of action for clean-up day.