Council approves overlay contract

After some debate, the City Council approved adding nearly $200,000 to the year’s overlay contract, bringing the total budget to roughly $1.2 million in asphalt overlay projects.

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At the City Council meeting Monday, council members approved the contract with Jefferson Asphalt Company for the 2012 mill and overlay construction projects.

The council also authorized nearly $200,000 in added funds for the program, which was almost doubled this year to $1 million.

Public Works Director Roger Schwartze said the extra $196,000 comes from the city’s unspent funds on salt after the mild winter. Salt was originally budgeted for $275,000 this year, and the city ‘s stock piles are filled to capacity.

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