At last week’s Coleraine City Council meeting, PGA Golf Pro Gordy Skaar reported on the recent fundraiser at Eagle Ridge.
Skaar said the event was very successful after 242 tickets were sold to raise money in order to pave the cart paths. Covering the cart paths with bituminous would mitigate the dust generated on the course. Skaar mentioned more fund-raising events are in the planning stages including the possibility of a fish fry.
During the public comment phase of the meeting a concerned resident questioned the additional cost being approved for the new Trout Lake Emergency Services building. Coleraine Mayor Jim Hagen responded to the three change orders that were approved during the city council meeting of June 13. Hagen described a redesign of the lay of the water service pipes from a different side of the building, differing from the original plan. To relocate the pipes would take advantage of a shorter run, using less material and ultimately saving money. The upgrade to the foundation insulation would decrease the heat loss through the concrete floor and give more frost protection, given the adverse climate. The extra garage door bollards needed were due to a misinterpretation of the blueprint.
Councilor Peggy Smith spoke of a special event this week to reveal the new artwork at the Coleraine Public Library. The event includes an ice cream and pie social, and this will commence at the library following the band concert on Thursday, July 7. In addition, July 21 marks the annual luncheon and band concert to be held on library grounds. The rain date for the luncheon would be July 28.
In other business, city officials:
• Took a roll call to approve $4,300 to increase the performance bond for the TL Emergency Services Building project.
• Voted to sponsor the Bovey Farmer’s Day annual event in the amount of $1,000.
• Agreed to spend not more than $2,000 for roof repairs for the park gazebo.
• Noted that the rental inspector will pay for his insurance.