Spencer, IA (KICD)--The Spencer City Council received an update on the combined sewer overflow project Monday evening.
Derick Anderson with McClure Engineering says this phase of the project, originally expected to cost $8.503 million will actually come in at $8.232 million, over $270,000 below budget.
The current phase of the project is expected to be wrapped up by late Fall.
The city is currently a year ahead of schedule on the EPA and DNR mandated project.
A low bid of $61,200 for the 2012 Spencer Seal Coat Project was tabled until the next council meeting as the city awaits final contracts. Public Works Director Mark White detailed what will take place yet this Fall.
White also shared some good news for both the city and Clay County.
City Manager Bob Fagen noted that Complete Recovery has opted out of their contract with the city for recycling.
Fagen says he believes there are interested parties in taking over the recycling efforts.
It was noted that the lights for the Grand Avenue Bridge arrived on Friday. Fire Chief Doug Duncan reminded the public that despite some recent rainfall the burn ban for the county remains in effect. Two new Police officers have completed training and are on the streets. New housing starts are up from four last year to at least 14 this year.
Lastly Mayor Reynold Peterson is looking for two individuals to fill recent openings on the Library Board. Females are encouraged to apply in order to satisfy the statewide initiative to have gender balanced boards and commissions.