Welcome selling street signs

WELCOME — Welcome has replaced its street signs, and is now offering the old ones to the public.

The City Council this week declared the old signs as surplus property and offered them for sale. Each sign will be priced at $25 and sold to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Residents may contact the city clerk if they are interested. When the signs become available, the clerk will notify those requesting particular ones.

In other business, the council heard a report from engineer Travis Winter of Bolton & Menk. He said the water tower project is progressing as expected.

Winter also discussed the proposed televising of the sanitary sewer. He recommended Empire Pipe Company at a cost of $145 per foot.

A map of proposed sites was discussed, with the council asking about adding some if the price is the same. Some of the tiles are clay and were installed when the wastewater building was completed around 1960.

The council asked Winter to come back with a firm quote on the entire project, along with the company’s recommendation to replace or repair tiles, with an estimate of the cost.

Winter will contact the council through the clerk for city approval.

In other matters, the council:

o Heard a report from Jon Saxen of the Fire Relief Association. The council approved an increase in the city’s regular contribution to $1,050. The annual Fire Department township meeting will be 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at the fire hall.

o Approved posting an advertisement to replace one full-time public works employee. Applications and a job description will be available at City Hall.

o Discussed the 2019 budget and a possible $20,000 outlay for park equipment.

o Heard a report from the Public Works Department regarding repair on the park quonset. Three proposals for LED lighting also were discussed, although no action was taken. Using LED is expected to create savings on electricity that would pay for the expense within three to five years.

o Discussed repair of Hansen Keck Park. The matter was tabled until the next meeting.