Beloit Exhibition and Open House open to public
The major topic of discussion at the Beloit City Council meeting Tuesday night was a presentation to be held at the Porter House on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Earlier in the year the city of Beloit was able to secure the services of a Landscape Architecture class at K-State to study the City’s layout and to design a friendly and inviting use of the city’s land. Since their initial visit they have been creating design visions to reveal to Beloit. On Nov. 14 during an open meeting, to which all interested people are invited to attend, there will be five groups presenting on a rotating basis to be viewed.
City Manager Jason Rabe reported that the Highway 14 railroad crossing overhaul is proceeding well.
"This work has been very well received by everyone."
The crews will need to return to install new state-of-the art signals.
Rabe reported that the USDA application for funding for the water treatment plant and water line is going through the typical steps. A "A lot of fine tuning is required before the application can be “raised up the flagpole” for a status check."
Work is continuing on the next stage of the Safe Routes to School grant program. Bids will be let in January or February and work will begin in April or May. Rabe is hopeful that Beloit will be awarded grant money for this stage of the program.
Sales tax proceeds were better for the month of October but still a little behind the overall average. Rabe is hopeful they will continue to strengthen.
Chief of Police Dave Elam presented a bid for a new patrol car to the council. They approved the bid of $25,584 from Beloit Auto Truck Plaza. The Solomon Valley Bank submitted the apparent low bid on the interest rate to finance the purchase.
The council approved a purchase of three intercoolers for engines number three and four.
A purchase of boiler chemicals for the heating plant at the north campus in the amount of $11,000 was approved.
A fifteen minute executive session to discuss non-elected personnel was conducted from 7:20 – 7:35. At the conclusion of that session the council extended the executive session for an additional ten minutes. At the conclusion of the second closed session the council voted to award a five percent raise to City Manager, Jason Rabe.
The business meeting was adjourned and the work session was called to order.