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Council Agenda 8/19/14

The Iowa Avenue reconstruction project will be one step closer to reality following Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

The council is expected to approve a resolution awarding a contract for the project to Portzen Construction Company after submitting the best bid price of 2.5-million dollars.

The project consists of full width, full depth reconstruction of Iowa Avenue from Highway 34 to Main Street. The city was awarded a RISE grant last year. The eligible portion for RISE funding is from highway 34 to K Avenue. From K Avenue to Main Street will be funded locally.

Also during tomorrow night’s meeting, the council is expected to approve a resolution for the 2014 South Loop Trail Improvement project. This project consists of three projects. The first project completes the south loop around John Deere. It will connect the ends of the existing PCC trail starting near Gurley Avenue under highway 23 then to Rabbit Run Road.

Project two consists of connecting the existing trail by Herberger’s and extending over to the Jimmy Jones shelter house area.

And project three will install rock on the lower cells of the west end levee system staring at the ICE rail line on West 2nd Street to Forrest Avenue.

The city was awarded a REAP grant from the Iowa DNR in the amount of 150-thousand dollars.