Faulty Galva sewers prompt response

Carol Townsend

The Galva City Council on June 28 approved emergency sewer repairs to be done on Northeast 8th Avenue, Northeast 3rd Street and Southeast 2nd Street.

Greg Thompson, water superintendent, was present and had a quote for a liner in the sewers in the amount of about $87,000.

Thompson reported the city had Ratliff Bros. from Kewanee dig up three areas of sewer that had collapsed. They have been fixed.

The northeast corner was installed in 1964, but was done very poorly, according to Thompson.

Thompson said that the city needs a plan to start replacing the sewer. He also noted that all of the rain has taken a toll on the sewer treatment plant.

In other business:

Hartman reported that Steve Beasanski, the owner of Galva Mansion Bed and Breakfast, 400 NW 9th St., has asked for a liquor license.

On the bills and claims the City of Galva paid, was Big River Resources for $722,264 in a developmental rebate which will be paid back to them until their infrastructural costs are paid.