Lander said the matching funds for projects at the airport will be combined with
The architectural fees for the library project in the 2015 budget will be added to the
The federal building bond payment is estimated at
As for the recreation trail projects, Lander said it's unique for the city to have two projects in one year, but one scheduled to take place this year has been delayed because approval of the project is needed from
The 2015 capital improvement project also includes a continuation of the storm sewer improvement project on
"In 2016, I would like not to do an extension of
"I wasn't able, for 2015, to do advanced reserves for upcoming projects in 2016," Lander said.
In all, Lander said,
The capital improvements budget is about one third of the overall city budget. The city's overall budget is
In other news
-- Council members officially accepted City Attorney
According to the home rule charter, Lander said, appointment of legal counsel is a decision the council is required to make.
-- Council members also approved a notice listing the conditions of sale for the city-owned convention center, which is attached to the Best Western Ramkota, a hotel that has had a long-standing lease agreement with the city. According to the lease, the hotel agrees to maintain the space as a convention center, but pays no monthly rent.
The city has already declared the property surplus. The property is being offered for sale with the stipulation that the remainder of the lease with the hotel be honored by the successful bidder and that the property is operated as a public convention center for a minimum of 20 years. According to the proposed conditions, if the property does not continue as a convention center for the full 20 years, the property reverts back to the city.
Altman said furniture, fixtures and equipment within the convention center is not included in the sale. Those items belong to the hotel. In all, there are 15 conditions listed on the notice. The sale by live auction is set to take place at the convention center
Three appraisers were also named.
-- Lander also reported that three proposals for architecture services have been submitted for the new public library. Proposals were submitted by Co-op Architecture and MRS;
Because the proposals are for professional services, the proposal with the least cost isn't guaranteed the bid.
"We originally thought it would be about a quarter million," Badten said.
"We hope to be done by the time school starts," he said.
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