The Aurora city council last week voted on several agreements between the city and various businesses for services, including two agreements which will allow for the demolition of the creamery building at 2 West College Street.
After gathering bids, the city will enter into an agreement with Gator Industrial for the demolition and Security Storage Service for asbestos removal. A representative from the city's planning and zoning commission stated the city's budget for demolitions this year was $291,000, and after completing various other projects as well as the creamery demolition, which will total $172,525, a surplus of just over $90,000 will still be available.
The council voted in favor of both readings of each of the two agreements.
Also in new business, the council approved two more agreements regarding the wastewater inflow and infiltration reduction project.
An agreement with Allgeier Martin and Associates will allow engineers to continue work on the ongoing project for an estimated total of $7,500 for design and construction engineering and $11,100 for a resident project representative to review the project. The board also approved an agreement with Ace Piping, which would see the city pay $71,730 in a contract that "piggybacks" off a bid made for the City of Joplin.
In the only other items of new business, the council approved both readings of an ordinance allowing the mayor to enter into an agreement with Aurora R-8 Schools for a school resource officer.
After entering into closed session to discuss legal actions/causes of action/litigation and the hiring/firing/disciplining or promoting of employees, the council adjourned until the next regular meeting, to be held at 6:30 p.m., August 8, at city hall.