City council in session to start 2nd half 2013

The Montgomery City Council started off the second half of 2013 by being in regular session at the municipal building Monday, July 1.

The agenda for the evening did not contain any serious problem solving or major project approval, but several items considered routine.

Requests from administration included a resolution honoring Matt Holicky, Kelly Nordling, Alex Turgeon, Jesse Janovsky and Brandon Turgeon upon receiving their Eagle Scout Awards; a report on the 2012 financial audit by Tom Olinger of Abdo, Eick & Meyers; a report on the 2014 state bonding bill by City Administrator Steve Helget, and a proposal to invite state elected officials to Montgomery for a tour of the existing fire and ambulance services building; American Legion street closing and Community Club liquor license for Kolacky Days.

The council is also considering an ordinance amending the city’s residential rental code to enable prosecution of individuals who do not comply with the inspection requirement.

The city public works-utilities departments has received two proposals for a wastewater plant clarifier repair project, with one of the clarifiers being damaged. The SEH engineering firm has recommended awarding the bid to Rice Lake Construction Group for $49,600. The city’s insurance policy will cover the project minus the $1,000 deductible.