City Briefs: Baltic talks future community ctr.; Wyland's Addition fixes completed
September 26. 2012 1:38PM
**Baltic council talks possible bldg. projects**
At the Sept. 11 meeting of the Baltic City Council, members discussed possible future building projects, including a planned community center.
Mayor Mike Wendland said that Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) had drawn up plans that city finance officer Elaine Hendrickson said were similarly sized to Taopi Hall in Colton.
“I think it’s just a matter of reopening the discussion,” Wendland said. “I think we should at least start to have a conversation.”
Councilor Larry Tommeraasen suggested an eventual community meeting to receive input from the public on the community center plans.
Items that are being considered in the 2013 budget, which had its second reading Monday, included Lovely Avenue flag replacement, as well as pavement of Fifth Street from the car wash to the cemetery.
“We’re trying to get some of these projects in for these nice things,” Wendland said at the Sept. 11 meeting. The budget second reading and adoption had not occurred at press time.
**Wyland Addition renovation at final completion**
The city council approved the second payment to Double H Paving for work on the Wyland Addition improvement project at their regular September meeting last week.
The final payment authorized by the council was for $21,408.64.
The engineer’s statement of substantial and final completion were also approved by the council.
The original contracted price for the project was set at $329,888.75, while change orders throughout the process resulted in a $21,716.05 subtraction from the original cost.
The city had previously paid the Tea-based contractor $286,306.49.
The reconstructive overlay, which began July 9, included fixing cracked surfaces, and the contract included the installation of valley gutters, intended to improve drainage in the area.
The resurfacing included the two blocks near the public school, lined by Wylands Drive, E. 11th Street and Beach Avenue, including Palomino Avenue.
**Baltic appoints council representation**
Members of the Baltic City Council were appointed to individual committee areas during the group’s Sept. 11 meeting.
Mayor Mike Wendland kept members Calvin Whiting, Ron Jenks and Jason Turner on Parks, Sewers and Lounge, respectively, while new member Larry Tommeraasen was appointed to Streets.
Planning and zoning reps were named Jenks and Tommeraasen.