At the conclusion of the Clintonville City Council meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 12, there was no new news as to when or if the city council will allow City Administrator Lisa Kotter to return to work.
After returning to open session around 10:30 p.m. Mayor Judy Magee announced “the council has approved the attorney to proceed.” The meeting was immediately adjourned after that statement with no further information given.
The council place Kotter on leave with pay for the second time at its July 8 meeting. She has been on paid leave ever since.
The council approved the low bid from Al Dix Concrete Construction to complete the city’s side and street maintenance project.
The council vote was 9-0 with Alderman Jerry Jorgenson excused from the meeting.
The bid from Al Dix was for $97,898. The bid includes sidewalk replacement, driveway replacement, curb and gutter replacement, catch basin repair, and asphalt patching.
The other bid was received was for $99,995 from Jim Fischer, Inc.
During the discussion Alderwoman Mary-Beth Kuester asked if the companies that bid on the project were local companies.
Toby Kersten, director of Public Works, said they were not from the immediate area.
Alderman Greg Rose asked if the two bidders were vetted, proven that they can do the work.
Kersten said Al Dix Concrete Construction is relatively new but he has been in the profession many years, and informed the city that he has hired a few long-time employees of Quality Concrete which was a past contractor that the city of Clintonville used.
“He’s bonded and insured,” Kersten said. “This will be the first time working in Clintonville.”
Alderman John Wilson asked about the specs of the concrete.
“You got to know what you’re getting,” Wilson said.