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CIty Hires New Public Works Supervisor

Monday, July 06, 2020 - Posted 8:08:20 PM
The Minonk City Council approved the appointment of Jake Anderson, shown at the left, as the new Public Works Supervisor at their monthly meeting Monday night. The Public Works Supervisor has control over the streets and parks in the city. City Administrator Bill Moline said a supervisor for the Water and Sewer is presently not filled but will be as soon as the person responsible for this area fulfills the number of work hours required to assume responsibility for the position.

In other action, the Council approved one TIF request and denied another. Alderman Trent Ruestman made a motion to approve a TIF grant of $3517.50 to WAGS Dog Grooming to replace windows that were blown out during a wind storm. The amount represents 50% of the cost of the windows which was $7035.

The council unanimously approved a motion made by alderman Russell Ruestman to deny a TIF request from the Minonk Fire Department. The request was for $79,900, which is 47% of the $170,000 needed to demolish the former Young's Garage building the Fire Department purchased last year. The Fire Department decided to demolish the building themselves after receiving an estimate of $193,000 from a contractor.

The council approved the adding of a Fair Housing clause to Ordinance 2020-05 which amends Title 2 of the Municipal Code of the city. City Administrator Bill Moline said this amendment will be needed if the city wants to apply for grants.

City Administrator Bill Moline gave the following project updates:
  • Residential curb side recycling option is tabled until 2021-22 budget discussions

  • Ambulance Chief Mindy Goodrich is looking for both Medics and basics - hoping to interview in August.

  • Woodford County Highway Department will be seal coating W. Chestnut Street heading West out of town starting at Moran Street and going West out of town all the way to State Route 117. Projected to start mid-July.

  • St. Jude Run will be held on July 17th using a town route and Millennia Park. More to be posted.