Storm water project work goes on

The city council in Ellsworth continued their efforts on a storm water diversion project for the community when they met for their monthly meeting on November 11.

The engineering report and the cost estimate for the project needs to be updated for submission as part of a Community Development Block Grant, according to the MIDAS Council of Governments. M.H.F. Engineering, P.C.,, who did the initial study and report, have been contacted and agreed to provide an updated report for $1,500, which the council approved.

There will be a public hearing on submittal of the grant application for a storm water diversion project at the council meeting on December 9.

Council members discussed how to finance the portion of the project not covered by the CDBG and decided that the city will begin the application process for a USDA loan.

In other business, the council passed on the second reading of an ordinance pertaining to animal protection and control.

Looking at maintenance issues at the community center, the council approved hiring Gustafson Painting to scrape and touch up the walls and to scrape, wash, and finish coat the floors in both locker rooms. Cost is $525.