City will find out what new building would cost

Carol Townsend

Mayor Tom Hartman said Monday night that the City of Galva needs a new facility with the ethanol plant opening in 2009.

Hartman said the city has received a $10,000 grant through State Rep. Don Moffitt, and is hoping for additional money for the project. The engineer’s estimated cost of the project won’t be disclosed until the bids are opened at the Oct. 27 city council meeting.

If built, the structure will be located in the current parking lot on the west side of the City Administration Building.

The building had earlier been planned for construction across the street west, at the former Galva Creamery location. It’s being moved to avoid the costs of fill dirt and to save money by using a shared wall with the City Administration Building.

For bid specs, call the Bruner Cooper and Zuck engineering firm, 343-9282.

In other business:

?Alderman Bev Everett thanked the city workers for all their efforts in the heavy rainstorm two weeks ago. All city workers, policemen and some members of the fire department worked during the weekend.

Hartman said the usual discharge through the sewage plant is about 70,000 gallons but over rainy weekend it was 86,490,000 gallons.

?Mayor Hartman read a letter he sent to Bell Trucking congratulating them on reaching 75 years of business. The Galva firm celebrated the anniversary with an open house Saturday.

?Halloween hours are Friday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. Residences which plan to treat youngsters are asked to turn on their porch lights on.

Second ward alderman Dougie Anderson and first ward alderman Jayme Hopping were absent from the meeting.