The Atlantic City Council will act on a variety of resolutions when they hold their regular meeting Wednesday evening. Among the resolutions, are those pertaining to: the acceptance of work for the Sunnyside Tennis Court project, under contract with Dostals Construction Company; The disposal of City-owned property at 300 Cedar Street (following a public hearing); and resolutions accepting and approving the acquisition of properties at 611 Linn and 1200 Birch Streets.
The Council will also act on approving a resolution setting the rules and regulations for the use of the City’s Truck Parking lot. The City’s Public Safety Committee recommends the City establish rules and a fee structure that would help the City address various needs and problems associated with the site. At the same time, the Committee recognizes that there are some private businesses which are beginning to offer a truck parking service, and the Committee does not want the City to unfairly compete with those businesses.
The Council will also consider a request by the Iowa DOT for the City to pay the $140,000 Engineering costs for the Highway 6/7th Street Reconstruction project. The City has been trying for the past couple of years, to get the State to address the problem on the rough section of road located from Olive Street to just east of the Burger King restaurant. City Administrator Doug Harris says while the ultimate responsibility for the full cost of the project falls on the State, the City can expedite the process by paying for the engineering costs, which Harris says would be reduced to $68,000. That would cover the design phase, and is contingent upon the State agreeing to the installation of a full-depth, Portland Cement reconstruction of the road, with the majority of the work complete in 2014. The State also would still be responsible for the Construction Engineering costs.
The total estimated cost of the reconstruction project is $1.175-million. The Atlantic City Council meeting begins at 5:30-p.m., Wednesday, in the Council’s Chambers, at City Hall.