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Nevis council to advertise for bids for street repairs downtown

Nevis street upgrades are on the horizon.

The city will begin advertising for bids, the council determined this week.

Streets to receive a new coat of bituminous are Main from CSAH 2 to Village Road, Pleasant Avenue by the Church of Christ and Second Avenue between Our Lady of the Pines and Terrapin Station, maintenance supervisor Don Umthun reported.

In other action, the council:

n Approved a bid of $14,230 from Flying W Gardens to repair the beach retaining wall.

The council agreed to stipulate the work be completed by November but is requesting the project be done as soon as feasible.

The council took no action on a bid from Flying W Gardens to repair the parking lot wall at the beach, agreeing it may be part of the street project.

n Approved a $21,706 bid from North Country Structures for fire hall roof repairs, submitted by Ben Ott.

The amount is covered by insurance.

n Approved a quote of $7,500 to sandblast and paint the lower cone of the water tower, submitted by Tri State Coating of Wadena.

The city is requesting the work be completed by Sept. 1.

n Approved the purchase of a $4,395 display cooler for the liquor store to expand liquor selections.

Liquor store manager Lisa Kamrowski also received approval to purchase a cooler for off-sale at a cost of $1,850.

"Thank you for helping the liquor store grow," Kamrowski told the council.

"Thank you for growing," Heidi Schmeichel told her.

The liquor store reported negative earnings of $1,983 in January, but netted $61,683 in 2011, more than twice the year-end net profit of $30,075 in 2010.

n Approved the purchase of two computers for the city administration office at a cost of $1,938 through Microtech Computer Center, Park Rapids.

n Approved a payment to Headwaters Animal Shelter for five unclaimed dogs.

n Learned the Civic and Commerce Association is developing a new website, the address to be added to the signs coming into the city.

n Set a Board of Appeal and Equalization hearing for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 12 at the city office council chambers.

n Tabled discussion on rate changes for marking graves.