City accepts low bid for summer armor coating

Meeting Monday night, April 2, the Elgin City Council took steps to maintain city streets in good condition.
The council approved the low bid submitted by Sta-Bilt Construction Co., based out of Harlan, Iowa, to do armor coating later this year. Council members approved the purchase of 13,000 gallons of crs-2p armor coating at a cost of $2.54 per gallon for a grand total of $33,020. The city will need to purchase the necessary gravel. The bid was at least 50 cents per gallon lower than other bidders bidding crs-2p. Other bids were received from The Road Guy and TopKote of Yankton, S.D.; and from H&L Asphalt based in Geneva, NE.
Also during the meeting, the city council approved final hires for summer help, filling open positions at city hall and the pool. Hired to work at city hall was Hunter Reestman. Currently a junior at Elgin High School, he will fill the position held last summer by Jenna Parks.
Hired as fulltime lifeguards at the pool were Baylee Wemhoff and Allyson Wemhoff. Hired as a part-time lifeguard was Lydia Behnk.
In other action, the council did the following:
Application approved — Gary Dreger’s application to join the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department was approved.
Additions — Three area nurses are now members of the Elgin Rescue Squad. Joining the ranks, after approval Monday night, were Lacy Bottorf, Maria Kinney and Melissa Heithoff.
Cleanup time — The date has been set for Elgin’s annual Cleanup Day. It will be held for just one day, May 10. Two large dumpsters will be placed on the lot north of Elgin Livestock where, during the day citizens can deliver items to be hauled away. The dumpster will be picked up at approximately 5 p.m. and items hauled away.
Permits — Building permits were approved, providing they have the necessary signatures, for Bryan Jensen and Betty Moser.
Trees — After hearing a presentation from the park committee (Connie Dvorak, Kathy Dinslage and Lynell Morgan), the council approved the purchase of up to six spruce trees plus an additional Arbor Day tree; rubber mats for heavy traffic spots where crumb rubber is used under playground equipment; and allocated several hundred dollars for the upkeep of plants at Centennial Gardens.