The Minonk City Council approved the purchase of 48 membranes for $25,000 for the city's water plant. The last time the membranes were replaced was in 2011 and were overdue for replacement according to Mayor Bill Koos. It will take at least 6 weeks for delivery of the membranes. The council had the option of replacing 24 of the membranes for $12,000 but alderman Mark McNamara recommended replacing all 48.
The council approved a motion by alderman Trent Ruestman to purchase a Hustler lawn mower from Stoller International for $9500 and a Kubota tractor from Stoller International for $17,700 which included a trade-in.
The council approved a WTP payment application from Mid-Illinois Mechanical for $384,933.43 for work on upgrades to the water treatment plant.
The council approved the nomination of Nick Caverra as the Public Safety Committee Chairman.
Mayor Koos congratulated city employee Kaleb Garber on passing the Class A water license exam which he did on his own. Mayor Koos said the council will meet Tuesday, March 13, at 6:00 pm for a budget meeting.
Melissa Pate: So is this why our water bills have almost doubled! As if our water bills weren't high enough!
Chris Winters: LMAO!! Move to Flint Michigan!
Melissa Pate: Nena Hamilton I'm assuming this is what we're paying for now. Because we need new cop cars every 6 months. Just keep raising our water bills to pay for everything. Nevermind the fact that they were already at least double what they would be in any other town. At least we have enough cop cars for the one maybe two we ever have on duty at a time!