By Jean Doran Matua, Editor
At its Sept. 23 regular meeting, the Kimball city council accepted the garbage and recycling bid from Waste Management, its current provider. The contract is for three years; there were unsuccessful bids from two other vendors.
The council also approved installation of 10 solar panels on the west side of Dingmann Funeral Care’s roof.
The council discussed funding of the shared road projects with Maine Prairie Township, i.e., 135th Street and 93rd Avenue. The council approved payment of $136,000 as the city’s share.
At their Oct. 1 regular meeting, Kimball Fire Chief Dave Traurig reported that there have been 249 calls so far this year.
A snow-removal contract with the county was discussed. Chad Koren of Public Works recommended that the city not sign it, as it would obligate the city to remove excess snow from Highway 15 and county roads. This is especially difficult in light of the fact that a single person (i.e. Chad) cannot do it alone. Hiring a contractor was discussed, as was hiring a full-time assistant for Public Works.
The council has also discussed changing the ordinance to reflect that homeowners are responsible for a waterline freeze – regardless of which side of the curbstop the freeze is on – if the freeze is caused by the homeowner’s failure to run water when told to do so by the city.
The next regular meeting of the Kimball city council has been changed to Monday, Oct. 14.