Bill Hanson, Hanson Waste Removal, addressed the Chatfield City Council at its November 17 meeting about the supply chain problems affecting the purchase of yellow specially marked garbage bags. Councilors Paul Novotny and Josh Broadwater were absent.
Yellow custom imprinted bags can’t be reordered on a timely basis or at a reasonable cost for some months into next year. The city authorized Hanson to purchase enough maroon-colored bags for the coming year. The bags will be available at Cenex, Kwik Trip, and Sunshine Foods for the same price as the yellow bags, 10 in a package. Hanson noted he still has some 15 gallon yellow bags that could last through July.
There have been problems with the yellow bags recently with the seams giving way. Anyone who has these faulty bags can return them to the store to get replacement bags and/or call Hanson Waste Removal.
Enterprise Drive lot
Brian Burkholder said he met with Craig Britton to determine the best locations for the installation of water and sewer services to a lot bordering Enterprise Drive and adjacent to Hillside Drive. Services are to be installed because of a purchase offer on the lot (described below). Burkholder talked to two contractors about the best locations. Griffin Construction estimated materials will cost about $5,820. Burkholder said the installation of the water and sewer services could be completed by January 1 for under $10,000 for materials and installation by Griffin Construction. The council approved the installation of water and sewer to the Enterprise Drive lot.
Paul and Lee Novotny made an offer for a portion of Lot 1 Block 4 of the Fingerson Donahoe subdivision along Enterprise Drive. Closing is proposed for January 31, 2022. The offer is 99 cents per square foot. The buyers will likely pay the surveying and lot split costs. The lot has been estimated to be about 45,000 square feet. About 3,500 to 4,000 additional square feet may be purchased to eliminate a utility easement for the water service line. The buyers agree to purchase the additional land to avoid the need for a utility easement. Approval of the purchase offer was given, as recommended by staff.
Other business in brief
• The second consideration of Ordinance # 457, Chatfield fees, was approved as was its publication.
• Mayor Russ Smith again wanted to remind residents that if vehicles are left on the street and they have to be plowed around, they will be ticketed. Residents can sign up for texting notification of the snow plowing schedule if they desire.
• The Smith Schafer and Associates audit agreement was approved.
• The Heritage Preservation Commission annual report was accepted. The report covers the commission’s activities from October 1, 2020, through September 30,2021.
• The use of City Park by Chatfield Alliance on December 4 for Christmas in the Valley was approved.
• A resolution was approved making the Chatfield Center for the Arts the designated polling place for 2022.
• Approval was given to sell a recently replaced 2000 Ford pickup through Public Surplus.