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Armstrong works out Casey’s storm sewer agreement

Different plan gives solution

August 6, 2012
By Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer , Estherville Daily News

ARMSTRONG - When it rains, it pours. And when it pours too much, you'd better figure out a place to put all that rain.

That was the reason the Armstrong City Council asked the engineer for the storm sewer project for the new Casey's convenience store to visit with them Monday about what sort of bang for their buck they were going to get if the city were to pick up half the cost of the project. A $180,000 total project estimate - with the city picking up $90,000 - had the council balking last month, particularly since it didn't appear the city would be able to tap into the line.

However, Wally Pelds of Pelds Engineering told the council Monday its half would be $60,000 - and that the line could be placed slightly above the city's line to the north to relieve overflow.

Pelds said the storm sewer design would be for a 100-year storm.

"You're just a little lower than us at that location," Pelds told the council.

"I don't think there's any problem," Mayor Marv Dailey told Pelds of the arrangement.

In his report, Craig Merrill, police chief, noted a number of citations, including:

n Fireworks (1).

n Unlawful transportation of hazardous waste (1).

n Possession of a controlled substance (2).

n Possession of drug paraphernalia (3).

For complaints, there were:

n Driving (2).

n Domestic disturbance (1).

n Animal (1).

n Suspicious vehicle (1).

n Burglary (1).

There were also 13 traffic warnings, two assists to other agencies and one open door.

The council also approved Sunday sales and a beer license for Armstrong Liquors.

Also approved was a $30,000 revolving loan to Bill Kollasch for a $250,000 project at Armstrong Service Center.

The council also agreed to spend up to $30,000 for street patching and hired Christi Nicosin as meter reader for eight hours a month.

The council also briefly discussed purchase of a garbage truck for the city. Connie Thackery, city clerk, said residential customers wouldn't notice any difference.

"The only thing we don't have situated is recycling," Dailey said.



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