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Council Approves West Area Relief Project


The Knoxville City Council approved a $3.74 million sewer project Monday, in another step to meet mandates from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, or DNR. The low-bid for the 2009 West Area Relief Sewer Project was awarded to Van Hauen & Associates and Reilly Co., Inc., a Joint Venture. The project would install new sanitary sewer mains at Roche and Competine Creek, ending at Highway 14 and West Pleasant Street. 30% of the project would be paid in economic stimulus funds, with the rest coming from a State-Revolving Fund, or SRF, loan.

The meeting began with the swearing-in of newly-elected councilmembers April Verwers and Carolyn Formanek: