City Council tables discussion on building


Kayla Mathewson, Staff Writer

There was some dispute at last night’s Wayne City Council meeting regarding the pay-off a $50,000 loan for the remodeling of the building (formerly Jacob’s Room) at 202 Main St.

The building is available for purchase and use as office and living space.

Most of the debate was concerned with the contractors using the money for questionable projects.

After talking more, the council decided to wait for the next meeting with more detailed plans of what is going to be done to the building.

An update was given by the superintendent on the Wayne Public School system, and how the schools have progressed in the last five years. The enrollment in the schools has jumped in the last three years, including the high school, with 909 students enrolled for the 2015-16 year.

A large payment of $67,257.60 was given to Eriksen Construction for the 2015 Wastewater Treatment Facility improvement plan for phases 3, 4 and 5.

A different payment was given to Christiansen Construction Co. LLC for $287,414.93 to the 2016 Wayne Aquatic Center project.

An extension was granted to the Airport Sewer Project from Dec. 2015 to July 2016 due to Northern Natural Gas abandoning the gas line.