City approves design agreement for solid waste facility


HURON — In a brief meeting Monday for the Huron City Commission, the commission approved a professional services agreement for design of the future solid waste transfer facility building.

Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company was selected for the project to design a replacement for the current facility to replace an aging baler and allow for better dumping access as well as after-hour drop off and more efficient traffic flow for community access. The agreement on design is not to exceed $488,000.

The commission approved a quote of $1.65 per gallon for propane beginning Oct. 1. The city expects to purchase approximately 30,000 gallons for an estimated cost of $49,500. Assistant city engineer Dennis Bennett noted that the rate was an increase of 17 cents per gallon over last year.

The city also approved two plats. The first was filed by Floyd and Janice Peterson for property on Lincoln Avenue. The second plat was filed by Barbara Butt for the plat of KOKK tower property separate from the station building.

City attorney Tucker Volesky presented two first readings of ordinances to the commission.

Ordinance 2240-23-407 related to removing the requirement for off-street parking for housing in the historic downtown district as well as adjusting the zoning regarding secondary buildings and the setback between secondary structures and primary structures on property to come in line with current building codes. This was approved and second reading is set for Oct. 3.

Ordinance 2241-24-9 related to development in Huron, removing the previous language that plats reverted if not sold within six months after filing. This was approved and second reading was set for Sept. 26.

The commission approved an amendment to a previous agreement between the Department of Transportation and city for Project 3-46-0022-37-2019 at the Huron Regional Airport. The project is completed, but it was done over budget, so commissioners approved an amendment for the additional $38,320.84 in cost. Mayor Gary Harrington reiterated to the commission that none of those costs would be paid by the city for the project.

Commissioners also:
• Approved raffles for the Huron MS Society for multiple dates at the Red Arrow Bar.
• Recognized the end of seasonal employment for Parks and Rec and golf employees.
• Approved the hire of Sarah Rogers for a police officer position.

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