City to be paid for station removal
By the end of March, the old public safety building will—finally—be gone.
Aldermen approved a bid for Americlean to take down the metal building at 101 N. First Street and its garage. The building has been out of use since 2014 and had its interior removed last year.
In an unusual take on the low-bidder process of awarding city contracts, Americlean, a Blue Springs company, will pay the city $2,500. Another company offered the work at no cost, while a third would have charged the city $1. Read more in The Odessan.
R-7 Foundation awards $13,351 in classroom grants
READY FOR THE STAGE | Candace Osborne, R-7 Foundation board member, center, presents OUE Theatre Troupe sponsors Cassie Luppens, left, and Pat Jones with a $750 grant for the program.
Members of the Odessa R-7 Education Foundation went door-to-door throughout the district last Friday, giving out the good news of additional funding for teachers. Read more in The Odessan.
Change orders passed on extra work at lagoon
The Odessa Board of Aldermen passed two change orders regarding the southeast lagoon during its Monday meeting, the first official documents from the extended kerfuffle over the base.
The project will transition part of the lagoon into a peak flow basin for the adjacent wastewater treatment plant, and had a January deadline after previous extensions. It has been granted a longer grace period by the Community Development Block Grant program, which funded the project and associated filter repairs at the treatment plant on an emergency basis.
Late last year, engineers Larkin, Lamp Rynearson and contractors KAT Excavation attended a meeting where they expressed disagreement on the state of the base of the lagoon and how firm it needed to be to install a liner for the peak flow basin. Read more in The Odessan.
R-9 approves calendar, hears
list of proposed facility work
The Wellington-Napoleon R-9 Board of Education approved the district's 2017-18 calendar at a meeting February 8.
Board members also heard a list of proposed facility updates from Mindy Hampton, superintendent, and were asked to collect further input.
Jody Banner, board vice-president, presided, as David Twente, board president, felt ill. Twente attended the meeting and voted as a board member. Read more in The Odessan.
Storm shelter to change location
Starting in March, the Odessa emergency storm shelter will move to the Community of Christ, 515 S. First Street. Read more in The Odessan.