At last week’s meeting of the LaPrairie City Council, officials received a report from City Engineer, Bob Beaver, on several projects.
Beaver reported that the city’s speed radar sign continues to record data and that Engineering Firm SEH monitors the batteries to keep them charged. Councilor Lynn O’Brien said that she has observed the sign not working on one occasion. Beaver responded that the battery had probably gone dead. Speed data is consistent with previously discussed trends, he said.
Beaver also reported that repairs to playground equipment at Ryan Park had been completed by Hammerlund Construction. Cost of the repairs was $3,820.
The Fraser Street Trail project French drains have been installed over the past month to improve drainage, Beaver said. In addition, slopes along the trail’s ditches have been reduced and a two-inch overlay was planned for about half of the trail.
Beaver concluded his remarks by talking about ongoing sealing of street cracks. He said that past sealing activity was holding up well. Mayor Mike Fall and Beaver are working to identify streets in need of sealing this year.
In other business, the council:
• Accepted the low bid from Southside Tire & Auto in the amount of $807.37 for routine maintenance.
• Approved purchase a new computer in the amount of $971.
• Authorized sending the results of an audit performed by the Minnesota League of Cities to City Attorney John Licke. Recommendations from the audit include adopting policies on computer use, social media, employee termination process, employee turnover in relation to technology access and password retention.