Five firms respond to RFQ request

By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor

Five engineering firms have sent company packets to the city in an inquiry for an RFQ, request for qualifications, to offer their engineering services to Conrad.

Packets were received from Morrison and Maierle, Inc. from Helena, Robert-Peccia and Associates, PB&H; Kadramas, Lee and Jackson and Stahly Engineering.

Council members took the firms’ packets to study. A decision will be made at the next council meeting.

On a related matter, three auditing firms submitted RFPs, a request for proposal, for review as well.

They are Ronald Paul Foltz. Hamilton Consulting, and Anderson and Zurmuehlen. No action was taken on the auditors as their packets need to be reviewed by council members.

Three residential building permits were presented; one at 618 S. Illinois for a slab, 622 7th Ave. SW for a roof and one at 123 6th Ave. SW for egress windows.

A report from Agnes Fowler was accepted on monthly finances and pledged securities.

After much discussion the aldermen moved to close city offices the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

There was also discussion on the language for the new East Industrial Park. An Industrial Park allows for manufacturing while a Commercial Park does not.

Council members moved to designate the East Park as a Commercial Park.

Two agenda items were tabled, one dealing with an agreement with McFarland and Sons for a 15 foot easement and the other one concerning connection fees for customers on the city owned gas line outside the East Commercial Park.

The next regular meeting of the council will be one Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Due to the on-going remodeling project at city hall, the meeting will be up stairs at the library across the street from the courthouse on 4th Ave.

The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend council meetings and watch their government at work.