Work on Cresco crosswalks postponed until find better plan


Cresco - Council members could not come to a decision on what would be expected of property owners for the two-foot strip next to te curb, at the March 6 Council meeting. 
They met again on March 8 and learned Public Works Director Rod Freidhof and City Clerk Michelle Girolamo had walked the two-block section of North Elm with a representative of WHKS Engineering. Several options were reported and the council decided to postpone work on the crosswalks and sidewalks, which was proposed to make them ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.
The City is still planning on completing the project, but will wait until it is analyzed and organized, instead of being rushed.
Other City issues discussed at the meeting included a report from Freidhof, who said another water main break took place on Feb. 25 on 3rd St. SW (Protivin Road).
He informed Council members about an upcoming closing of Highway 9, in front of the high school for an I&I (inflow and Infiltration) problem. 
There is an issue with the water main and the road will be shut down from approximately 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 3. There is no school that day, which will cut down on traffic a little. 
A detour will go from 8th St. E. (by Sue-Z-Qs) to 7th Ave., turn right onto York St. in the Webster Division and end by the bus barn. The project includes pouring M4 concrete that is fast-drying.
Police Chief Tim Ruroden reported numbers were down for calls and issues for February, “but it is a short month.” He mentioned officer Michels started at the Academy and will graduate the first week in May.
Girolamo joked, “I’ve got about 10 projects I’m working on!” 
One of the projects involves the water/sewer warranties from Service Line Warranties of America. Since 2011 249 have enrolled in the sewer warranty. There have been 101 claims. There are 215 residences who have enrolled for water line warranties, with only four water lines making a claim.
Council voted to give the RAGBRAI account a tourism grant for $2,000 for seed money.
There was no written or oral comments on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which was approved. 
Casey’s General Store #2511 was approved for a Class E Liquor License, Class C Beer Permit and Class B Native Wine Permit. In addition, Plantpeddler was approved for a Class B Native Wine Permit.

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