City Council actions for Aug. 11, 2009

At its Tuesday meeting, the Craig City Council:

• Approved, 5-1, renewing a 3.2 percent beer liquor license for City Market. Councilor Byron Willems cast the only dissenting vote after it was found no City Market representatives attended the meeting.

Willems has said in the past he would like business owners seeking liquor licenses to appear before council in case city officials have questions.

• Approved, 6-0, a $240,344 bid from Atlantis Pool Plastering to resurface the wave pool at the Craig Swimming Complex. It was the low bid submitted.

City officials plan to close the wave pool early this year in preparation for the project. Saturday is the last day it will be open to swimmers.

• Approved, 6-0, a $158,915.10 bid from Anson Excavating & Pipe to replace water lines along Washington and First streets. It was the low bid submitted.

The city has $400,000 to spend on water line repairs, half of which came from a Colorado Department of Local Affairs grant. However, it has only spent about $320,000 after hiring Anson and buying materials.

In an effort to spend all of the money, the council also approved, 6-0, allowing city staff to negotiate prices with Anson and materials suppliers to spend the remaining $80,000 on replacing more water lines.

• Approved, 6-0, an out-of-town water and sewer agreement with Lop and Colleen Behrman for his industrial development on First Street, outside city limits.

• Approved, 6-0, a non-exclusive contract with Zirkel Wireless for the company to attach wireless Internet equipment on city water tanks. In return, Zirkel will provide the city with as many as seven high-speed internet accounts.

- Note: Councilor Terry Carwile was absent.

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