Aurora City Council to update wastewater facility

Steve Chapman

Ken Ackley memorial event to likely be held at Aurora’s Baldwin Park
The Aurora City Council passed resolutions approving a contract to replace the UV equipment at the city’s wastewater treatment facility and authorizing the execution of the bid award for parking blocks at Crosby Park, according to unofficial minutes from the meeting.
The first resolution authorized City Manager Jon Holmes to execute a contract with G & G Construction, Inc., for services to replace the UV equipment at the wastewater treatment facility. G & G’s bid for the project, $429,826, was the low bid for the project, according to a memo from Allgeier, Martin and Associates, which recommended awarding the project to G & G. Information on the other bids was not immediately available.
The second resolution authorized Holmes to execute an agreement with Journagan True Value for the city to purchase 37 six-foot parking blocks for Crosby Park for a total of $1,350. Journagan was the low bidder for the order; Meek’s in Monett bid $1,443 and the Traffic Safety Store bid $1,433.75.
 In other business, the council had the first reading of an ordinance approving and adopting the city’s 2020 fiscal year budget. The proposed budget shows projected operational expenses of $8,081,398, projected revenue of $7,461,747 and a projected cash reserve requirement of $619,651.
The council also heard a request from Sharon Groesbeck, president of the Aurora Historical Society, to use Baldwin Park for a two-day event dedicated to the late Ken Ackley. The event will include a circus, concerts and vendors. No vote was taken, but the unofficial meeting minutes stated the council was in favor of the use of Baldwin Park.
The council will next meet on Monday, Nov. 25 at noon.


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