Council rejects bids
Manawa to seek grants for road work
The Manawa Common Council decided to reject all bids for a road work project at its meeting on Monday, July 17.
The project was for Ridgeway Heights, Dorothy Drive and the bank alleyway. The bids were rejected due to financial constraints.
Alderperson Mike Frazier said the city will work on getting the grants to secure the projects next spring.
The council did agree to promote officer Jacob Noffke to full-time status in the police department following the resignation of Cpl. Michelle Kamba, who left for a job in a different agency.
Police Chief Jim Gorman was granted permission to proceed with part-time hires to make up for Noffke’s promotion.
Gorman also gave an update on the razing of two properties on Bridge Street and Fourth Street.
The properties were owned by the same person who passed away, he said. Currently the executor of the estate is being defined in court.
Once the executor is determined the razing process can continue.
Mayor John Smith said the city is experiencing problems with geese.
“This just isn’t about the park, it’s about the whole city,” Smith said. “They’re walking across the state highway now.”
The options would be to either oil the eggs or conduct a goose roundup next June.
A Committee of the Whole meeting will take place at 5 p.m. on July 31 to further discuss a police agreement with the town of Little Wolf to contract services to enforce tickets on a problem road that borders the city and town.