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April 2, 2020

2/14/2020 3:04:00 PM
Building renovation approved; new lamps to be added around square
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A local building owner's renovation plans were approved by the Robinson City Council during Tuesday's meeting. Tuesday, City Treasurer Denise Jobe informed the council that Jason D. Waggoner submitted the application, which was later approved by the city's community development commitment.

"This is for renovation of the building located at 100 W. Main," Jobe said. "And it is for renovation of a new roof."

Jobe added the cost would be $10,000 or 75 percent, but whichever is less would be forwarded. However according to the bids already received it appears that it will be $10,000.

Waggoner represented Waggoner Land Surveying for the agreement.

Mayor Roger Pethtel has asked Robinson residents to tend to any leaves on their property in a proper manner, and leave them bagged on the sidewalk if they wish for the city to pick them up.

"If people bag these they will be picked up," Mayor Pethtel said. "Otherwise it will be fall before we can start picking up leaves."

New lamps will be added around the square, similar to last year. Alderman Jim McKinney told the council the decision to add new lamps was approved following a meeting of the community development committee.

"We recommend the purchase of five additional lamps (pole lamps) around the square, with a cost of up to $35,000 of downtown tax increment funding," McKinney said.

The council approved the motion, as well as McKinney's recommendation to approve a donation of $400 for additional baskets for those new lights on behalf of the Community Revitalization and Beautification Committee.

Three individuals from the city's wastewater treatment department will be attending the IAWPCO Conference in April. Superintendent Lawrence Quick said that himself, Tom Hose and Dylan Dart will be attending the annual conference from April 20-22 in Springfield.

Quick asked the council permission to give them $1,627.50 for their hotel, registration and per diem fees for the budgeted item.

Another item was approved for Quick. Part-time help applications for the street department will be due at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

Two other items on last night's agenda were tabled until the February 25 city council meeting. One of which was approval of a Class A liquor license for the Marathon Mach One station. The owner Randy Meyer spoke with the council in January and said he intends to renovate the building into a convenience store and gaming room, but needs the liquor license which would allow for beer to be poured and consumed inside the room.

The council also decided to move a request for hall rental waiver fee until the next meeting, which would allow Alderman Rick Lowe to speak with City Attorney Frank Weber more about the situation.

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