Atlantic City Council to hold 2nd and final readings on ward boundaries


August 16th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic City Council will hold the second and final readings of an ordinance establishing new ward boundaries for the City, during their meeting Wednesday evening, at City Hall. The City Clerk is required to draw-up new ward boundaries per Iowa Code, as the result of the 2010 census. Following the census, Ward 3 showed a decrease in population, while the population in Ward 5 increased significantly, compared to the other three wards. The ordinance must be adopted by September 1st.

The Council will also consider a recommendation by Snyder and Associates Engineers, in Atlantic, for a contract with Redler Excavation to remove and replace the street manholes at 11th and Cedar and 1111 Locust, along with sewer repairs at 5th and Oak Streets. Redler provided the lowest cost proposal for the project.

In other business, the Council, Wednesday, will act on a Resolution granting a sewer line easement to Andrew J. Knuth, who was offered to pay the City $50 for the easement, which would allow him to replace the sewer line for his law office building. And, the Council will consider a request from Atlantic resident Ed Leistad, to terminate a purchase agreement and pay the City $1,000 in compensation. City Attorney Dave Wiedersteen will recommend the Council accept Leistad’s offer.

The City Council meeting begins at 5:30-p.m.