Mayor Tom Brown was sworn in for his third term as Mayor of McPherson at Monday morning’s city commission meeting. Brown’s current term will end in 2021.
In other business: Fire Chief Jeff Deal received approval to submit an invoice from Blue Valley Public Service for storm siren maintenance in an amount not to exceed $6,840.
Police Chief Robert McClarty received approval for a number of purchases including five police vehicles from Midway Motors, utilizing the four trade-in vehicles, at a cost not to exceed $132,396, three Public Sector Computers from Turn-Key Mobile, Inc. at a cost not to exceed $10,305, three mobile and one portable police radio from Ka-Comm, Inc. for a price not to exceed $17,676.37, and four police patrol vehicle light bars from Midwest Truck, Inc., at a cost not to exceed $7,420 plus shipping and handling.
Public Works Director Jeff Woodward received authorization to pay McPherson County Public Works for pavement markings of City streets for a cost not to exceed $6,583.80. Woodward also reveived approval for time-sensitive farming operations (fertilizer application, weed control, (herbicide and mowing), disking and re-seeding) as needed for a cost not to exceed $20,000 with Dennis Friesen.
Work on Barnstormers-Premier subdivision has progressed with good progress being made on the sanitary sewer. The sanitary sewer main was completed in Barnstormers last week, leaving only the service risers to be completed. The commission approved a change order for $71,886.83 to put in additional sewer lines and risers to the area located to the south and west of Calgary Baptist Church near Ave. A and Maxwell. Work is expected to begin on the storm sewer this week. The area is being developed as residential parcels by Strawn Contracting and Premier Development.