The Galva City Council approved a building permit, discussed a water increase and an alarm system for the wastewater plant during its meeting Jan. 14.
The council discussed Ken Langel's building permit application to build a 40-foot by 64-foot building that will be 16-feet tall on the lots adjacent to his house. Following discussion, Langel's permit was approved.
A discussion was held on the auto dialer bid for the wastewater plant from Holstein Electric for an alarm system that would call an employee if the power goes out or a pump goes down. The bid was $3,150 and a telephone line for approximately $30 per month. The council tabled this until the February meeting.
The council discussed the letter from Cherokee Rural Water raising the water rate to $2.45 starting with the Feb. 1 bill. This is an increase of $0.15 per thousand gallons.
Randy Hustedt outlined how the Galva Economic Development Committee used its funds in 2012. Hustedt discussed a possible trail project for the city in 2014. There are federal funds available if the city is interested. Following discussion it was decided to invite Ida County Engineer Patrick Mouw to the February meeting for further details. Council member Goettsch will also talk to the adjacent property owners.
Hustedt gave the council information about a splash pad area that could be installed in the park.
The city will switch planters since the one at Sole 2 Soul is cracked.
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