The Perry City Council convened Monday evening in regular session.
Mayor Jay Pattee was absent for the meeting, so councilmember Chuck Schott served as mayor pro-tem. During the City Administrator’s report, Sven Peterson updated the Council on several things, including: the sally port project, which recently had the doors installed and could be done as early as before Thanksgiving; the informational meetings on the local option sales tax measure, which have been well attended; and the changing of garbage routes due to Veterans Day on Friday. He also talked about the soccer complex, saying he met with the contractors and the bonding agents, and they gave an ultimatum that the punch list items need to be completed by this Friday. Otherwise the City will take their own steps towards getting the project done through the bonding agent.
During Council comments, Schott reminded everyone to go out and vote at the McCreary Recreation Building, as it’s the only polling location for Perry citizens. He also mentioned there is an opening on the Perry Historical Preservation Committee, and people can apply online or with Peterson. In old business, the Council approved a pay request of $46,808.33 to Accujet for work completed on the sanitary sewer cleaning and televising project. They also approved a request from the Art on the Prairie Committee to cover benches, rails, bike racks, light poles, and the trellis at Josh Davis Plaza in yarn for the second annual Fiber Art Fair in May.
Finally, the Council approved a resolution submitting the City’s urban renewal report to the state. Finance Officer Susie Moorhead said they do this every year as a way to show the State Legislature they are using Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds well.