Street Department’s leaf program--hiccupped this fall by rain and snow--will
be extended another two or three weeks.
With this caveat,
Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg told the Town Council at its meeting
Monday night: weather permitting.
Crews are doing
their best to stay on the posted route schedule, Schnadenberg said, picking
up each morning where they left off the afternoon before.
In other business,
by unanimous votes, members took under advisement two separate asphalt bid
openings: one for a pair of Community Crossings state infrastructure grant
projects; the other for the 2020 general paving season.
The two Community
Crossings projects, for which the town has been awarded a 50/50 grant:
Broadway from Eighth Street to 19th Street; and 1100N from South Fifth
Street to 100E. The bids for those two projects:
Walsh & Kelly.
Rieth Riley Construction Company.
The bids for the
2020 paving season:
Walsh & Kelly.
Schnadenberg asked members to slot into the 2020 Salary Ordinance a new
position, that of Assistant Street Commissioner, to be filled possibly in
The idea: to groom
someone to succeed Schnadenberg at such time as he decides to pull the pin.
“Because some day
I’m going to retire,” Schnadenberg said. “Not anytime soon. Be we need to
start thinking about it.”
Earlier this year
the Park Board asked the council to create the new position of Assistant
Superintendent, then filled it with Shane Griffin, for precisely the same
reason: to train a successor to Bruce Mathias.