City Works Director Les Hook reported on a number of projects at last week’s council meeting, and requested consideration of the purchase of a needed piece of equipment.
Arrowhead Trails sent a letter to the city, Hook said, requesting a contract extension to September 30 for the trail they are building through Mosier Gulch to tie-in with trails on the Bighorn National Forest.
The request came because of the unusually-wet spring weather and issues they encountered with the Forest Service.
Hook told the council although they asked for the extension through the 30th, they thought they would be done around the 22nd. The council approved the request.
Hook reported the final walk-through on the Brock Street/Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Project and substantial completion was expected this week.
Hook also made a request of the council for engineering work on the Snyder #1 and #2 Ditches in the North Ridge Subdivision.
The Lake DeSmet Conservation District, Hook said, is interested in piping the water from the ditches. Hook also reported that there is a used blade available but his department’s budget won’t allow the purchase right now. He asked the council if he could lease the blade until July of 2012 when one-percent funds become available and allow the city to purchase it.
The council approved the lease, but suggested a blade will need to be purchased through a bid process.