Bid to be sought to clear land at sewer plant

— By DAVID A. WILSON

Democrat Staff

The City of California Board of Aldermen Monday meeting, Oct. 7, included business relating to several departments.

The council approved seeking a bid to clear about 50 acres of land in the vicinity of the sewage treatment plant. Currently, the sludge is removed from the two basins and spread on two 50 acre plots in alternate years. The third 50 acres is wooded. Once it is cleared, it can be placed in the rotation. The plots will then be easier to put crops on.

A bid was approved to replace a GIS computer for $1,851.58. The outdated computer and software needs to be updated.

The swimming pool is open for winter hours on Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

The trash trucks were discussed, since both had been sent for repairs at the same time. Both are now functioning again. Although the two trucks have a lot of engine operation hours on them, Supervisor Rick Graham said he is advising the drivers to exercise caution and keep the speed down to extend the life of the two trucks, since $10,000 was spent on repairs in one 30-day time period.

Graham said the Electric department is redoing the electric service on the south side of Village Green. The west side was rebuilt when C&R moved to larger premises. Most of the rest of the electric service was from the original construction of the shopping center and will be updated. Connections with Burgher Haus and Pizza Hut will be refitted when the rest of the work is done.

The next regular council meeting is set for Oct. 4, at the city hall.

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