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<br />[i The third monthly estima te on the contract held by Empire Construction
<br />I ,~ Company for the construction of the Amazon Interceptor Sewer Unit No. 1 was filed
<br />~ by the City Engineer in the sum of $34,430.13 '
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<br />11 It was moved by Koppe, seconded by Hawn that the estimates as submitted by the :,J;;.,
<br />I!: City Engineer be approved and that the proper city officers be instructed to issue ..:t"
<br />! the necessary warrants in payment thereof. Rollcall - All Councilmen present (/"
<br />I: voting AYE.
<br />,; REPORTS OF OFFICERS
<br />I Mayor Earl L. McNutt submitted the name of Roy Maxwell Morse as a
<br />4 : member of the Civil Service Commission to succeed Mr. Roy Morse, Senior, resigned.
<br />I: It was moved by Bailey, seconded by Koppe that the report of the Mayor b~e received
<br />t and placed on file and the appointment of Mr. Morse be confirmed. Motion carried.
<br />II; A report of the City Manager re: Pet it ions of various city employees
<br />5 ,I for wage bonus payments, was submitted and read.
<br />j: "This office has recently received a petition, addressed jointly to
<br />I: the Manager and the Members of the Common Council and signed by forty members of
<br />Il the street and fire departments asking for the payment of "Cost of Living"
<br />~ bonuses for the balance of the fiscal year.
<br />Ii In conversations wi th representatives of these groups, I have di scussed
<br />I: current budget restrictions that would prohibi t any blanket increases during this
<br />!, fiscal year. It has been point out to the pe ti tioners tha t limited cont igency
<br />ii, funds in the 1946-47 budget would have to be used to finance the projected east
<br />I:; side fire substation, an item that could not be foreseen at the time of the pre-
<br />~ paration of the budget.
<br />"I: I have no specific recommendation to make in submitting these petitions
<br />i except to state that we are prepared to furnish the finance committee wi th all j
<br />r necessary 'data and analyses on our salary and wage structure should the council :
<br />I \' see fit to give further study to the request at this time." I
<br />Ilj: It was moved by Bailey, seconded by Allen tha t the report of the City Manager be i
<br />: received and placed on file and that the matter be referred to the Finance Com- ,
<br />I: mittee. . Motion carried.
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<br />;; A report from the City Manager re: Mill Race Junction Highway Project,
<br />~ etc., was submitted and read as follows:
<br />~ "As a result of action taken by the Council at its special meeting held
<br />6 !; October 30th, the offices of the State Highway Commission were notified of the I
<br />I! City's acquisition of the Mill Race properties and its instructions to the Mayor
<br />,'i and the Manager to continue negotiations for a State-County-City Agreement on the
<br />I; Mill Race Junction Highway Project. As of this date I have been notified by the
<br />r: State Highway Department that it will be necessary for the city's representatives I
<br />'I: to appear before the State Highway Commission to present a plan for an agreement I
<br />i; wherein the City will commit itself only to -the extent, of its $500,000.00 Bond
<br />I Issue. as its share of the completed job. Accordingly, we will seek an audience
<br />I! with the Highway Commission and will make such presentation at the next commission
<br />I: meeti~g to be held November 26, 1946. : !
<br />r In connection with the remodeling ,of the third floor of the City Hall, I
<br />I final"work is being completed this week and .will shortly house the offices of the I
<br />~ Civil "Aeronautics Assn. and the Rent ControL office of the OPA. The inspection
<br />I of the se offices by the members of the City .Council at thei,r convenience is invi ted.
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<br />It . I wish to report that ground preparation work in the playground are"a a't i
<br />I: 19th and Lawrence, including the installation of approximately 6,000 feet of drain I
<br />~ tile and sewers will begin in the near futu~e and it is hoped to start development
<br />! of a portion of this recreatio[1 area, by early spring. I
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<br />I;, I should like to also report at this time the receipt. of a pumping unit
<br />'I' from the War Surplus Administration which was purchased at a cost of ~280.00. This I
<br />I unit together with'a large steel tank, fabricated by our Street Department crew I
<br />I '. will be built on a truck- unit for use both as a flusher and as an, auxilliary unit I
<br />\. for fighting brush and grass fires."
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<br />I It was moved by Bailey, seconded by Hawn that the report of the Manager be received II
<br />I, and placed on file. Motion carried. '
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