Medaryville prepares to spend Community Crossing funding
Medaryville Town Council members are quickly preparing to spend money after it was announced that the town was awarded the Community Crossing grant.
On Monday, town council members met in a special meeting to discuss the hiring of an architect or engineer to comply with the Community Crossing grant and also hire a contractor to fix several town catch basins.
Medaryville was recently awarded $100,000 as part of the Community Crossing grant through the state. The town has a 50-percent match from Local Option Income Tax funds the state recently awarded to municipal entities.
The town plans to repave Pearl and Ridge streets with the grant funds and town contribution.
It was suggested that McMahon, engineering and architectural services handle the project. The company has worked with the town before on other projects.
A motion was approved to hire McMahon for the project.
Council members also discussed fixing seven catch basins in town. The council received two quotes that had a difference of about $2,000.
Council president Robert Schultz asked how soon the companies can begin working. Town maintenance manager Keith Hauptli said one company said they can begin in about two weeks.
A motion was approved to accept a quote of $13,920 to fix the basins.