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Grandview City Council Briefs

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City accepts contract amendment

GRANDVIEW - The City Council accepted an amendment to a contract with the Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, which provided grant money for North Grandview water, sewer, street and street light improvements adjacent to the Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

The amendment extends the contract length from Dec. 31 to Sept. 30, 2006.

It does not, however, include more grant money. The extension is merely to allow the department to close out the contract at a later date.

Council accepts well cost increase

GRANDVIEW - The City Council accepted a $46,000 increase in the cost of water supply improvements being done to city wells by Huibregtse, Louman Associates, Inc.

The added cost is due to the addition of a new 700-foot well that will be added to the city's current water infrastructure.

A grant from Department of Ecology will go to pay for the cost of the new well and other improvements to the city's water infrastructure.

Winterization of Grandview parks complete

GRANDVIEW - Parks and Recreation Director Mike Carpenter told the Council Monday that winterization of Grandview City parks is complete.

He said the focus now will be to remove any excess leaves from the parks and focus on snow and ice removal when that becomes necessary.

Ground-screening radar will be used to check under the city pool for pockets of instability.

Council mourns loss of former mayor

GRANDVIEW - The City Council observed a moment of silence at Monday's council meeting after they learned of the loss of former Mayor Paul Mowry.

Mowry died in his home on Sunday at the age of 86.

Mowry served on Grandview's City Council from the mid 1960s to 1981 and served as mayor from 1976 to 1979.

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