City approves final milling and overlay payment

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HURON — In a brief meeting Monday night of the Huron City Commission, commissioners approved a change order and final payment to Asphalt Paving & Materials Co. for milling and overlay work done throughout the year.

Assistant city engineer Dennis Bennett presented the change order for a decrease of $17,579.28 due to supplies not used and the final payment of $727,402.24. Both were approved unanimously.

Bennett also presented a final payment request from Lot Pros, Inc. for crack sealing work done in late October. This was approved.

The commission held a public hearing to consider liquor and wine license renewals for the city in 2024. Financial director Paullyn Carey reported that all applicants had passed inspections and no public comment was received toward any of the applications. In total, 27 different businesses received renewal on 34 licenses in Huron.

Interim city planner Julie Pomerico presented a platting of Rink Outlots 1 and 2 for review and approval. Commissioner Rich Bragg asked about the size of each plat and was assured each is over five acres. Bragg also questioned well access for both plats, and he was assured that the new buyers have this worked out. The plats were approved.

Pomerico also asked the commission for permission to begin the annexation process for the Kamenz Addition on the southeast side of town. The parcel was recently purchased by the city and is already zoned, but in order to do further development, it will need to go through the process of annexation, which includes going before multiple boards for approval before returning to the commission for final approval. She was approved to begin this process.

Commissioners also:
• Approved a raffle for the Huron Center for Independence from Dec. 1 - Dec. 31.
• Approved hire of Kaeden Nelson-Hare as 911 Telecommunicator.
• Approved promotion of Jeremy James from Fire Lieutenant to Fire Captain.
• Approved posting internally for Fire Lieutenant position.
• Accepted the resignation of police officer Cody Maxwell.

• Approved the hire of Carson Walters as seasonal skating attendant.

Mayor Harrington announced that city offices will be closed next week on Nov. 23 and 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Solid waste announced that due to closure on Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 23-25, those days’ garbage and recycling pickup will be done on Wed., Nov. 22.

Commissioners ended the meeting in executive session regarding contractual items.