City Council pays bills, gets ready for holidays

Kayla Mathewson, Staff Writer

The first order of business at last night’s Wayne City Council meet­ing was to proclaim the week of Oct. 8 as “Support Citizens with Intellec­tual Disabilities Week.”

The meeting was attended by people of all ages who had some­thing to say, including a Boy Scout, Zach Schank, who wanted to re­build a fire ring for the Girl Scouts. He is doing this in order to help with his Eagle Scout badge.

The board also approved of tem­porary use of the highway for the upcoming event Christmas on Main and the Parade of Lights. Parking will be prohibited from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Main Street on Nov. 19.

Discussion arose concerning a motion for allowing the Torres Family Restaurant one-hour park­ing in front of the restaurant. The council discussed whether other businesses will want to have similar one-hour parking in front of their restaurants as well and causing con­flict. However, the council brought up helping the business and owners, and the motion was carried.

Construction on Windom Street will come to a temporary stop due to the upcoming cold weather. Contractors did not want to take the risk of not having Windom Street available during the winter.

Champion Coatings Inc. will re­ceive $173, 850 for its first payment for the Wayne water storage tank. Another payment of $110,819.84 for the 2016 Wayne Aquatic Cen­ter project will go to Christiansen Construction Co,. LLC.

Also, $21,870 will be paid to Eriksen Construction for the 2015 Wastewater treatment facil­ity improvement project, as well as $149,175 for a different bill on the same subject.