The El Dorado City Commission took care of a few routine items during their meeting Monday evening.
The first item was approving Nowak Construction as the best and lowest bid for a sanitary sewer project in Belmont Heights 3rd Addition. Their bid was $40,570.
This also brought up a discussion on payment of bonds and specials, which will be further discussed later.
The commission also approved a special use permit for an eight-foot pool fence at 105 S. Race and approved a special use permit to allow a public assembly venue at 501 S. Topeka for El Dorado Christian Fellowship, which is moving into the former Assembly of God Church.
On the next agenda item, the commission made several appointments and re-appointments to city boards. Re-appointments included Rod Seel, Andrea Van Auken, Jerry Mandarino, Jim Gardner and Steve Reynolds on Convention and Tourism and Heather Riddle, Brooke Ryan, Megan Kline, Victoria Gricol, Allison Bieberle and Clarice Bolen on the Youth Commission. New appointments included Dave Stewart on Board of Zoning Appeals; Susie Carson and Becky Walters on Convention and Tourism; and Hannah Brock, Isaac Haahr, Hannah Haury, Shawn Luehrs, Belle Rausch, Cherokee Reagan, Harley Thornton and Josh Wolf on the Youth Commission.
They are still looking to fill two seats on Convention and Tourism, one on the Planning Commission (outside the city limits), one on Prairie Trails Advisory Board and one on Recycling.
In other business:
• the commissioners commented on the changes made on Gordy Street for the crosswalk, voicing their approval of the changes.
• Mayor Mike Fagg commented on what a good museum the World War II History Museum was and wanted to see if it was possible to promote the El Dorado museums on the turnpike to get people to stop.
• Fagg thanked the Lions Club for picking up trash on the north end of the Dillons parking lot. City Manager Herb Llewellyn said the Rotary Club also has done clean-ups there and they have been in contact with Dillons to see if they would help support it.
• Fagg asked about allowing trees from the city limits of El Dorado whether commercial or not to be dropped at the compost site at no charge and was told it was hard to control that amount of trees being brought in.
• Fagg brought up the issue of parking in dirt lots in downtown El Dorado and asked the city help figure out options while they are enforcing the rules, to which City Manager Herb Llewellyn agreed was also his goal.
• the commission heard an update on water and that it would be a few weeks before the taste and odor are completely out of the system. They are currently adding carbon and flushing the system with free chlorine.
Page 2 of 2 - • the commission was introduced to the new fire chief, Steve Moody. This is the start of his second week.