From the Mount Pleasant City Council Meeting

The Mount Pleasant City Council met in regular session Wednesday night.  The council held public hearings on two street reconstruction projects and went with Jones Contracting, the low bidder on both.  The Jones bid for the Aldrin Drive reconstruction came in at $164,777. The bid for re-doing West Henry Street from Jefferson to Marion was $816,777.

The Council voted to accept a bid of $1,741,100.00 from Woodruff Construction to construct a UV disinfection system at the City’s Waste Water Treatment plant.  This project is mandated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to remove certain nutrients before the effluent is discharged into the Skunk River. The City has been working for many years to make sure the system meets DNR standards. Mayor Steve Brimhall said this should be the last big requirement from the DNR.

The City Council approved hiring a 15th officer for the police department. Kyle Vaughn is from Mt. Pleasant.  He has a background with the military police and will attend the police academy before joining the department full time. His beginning salary was approved by the council at $51,646.