At its regular meeting Monday, Sept. 13 (delayed from Sept. 6 due to the Labor Day holiday), the Elk Point City Council heard from several angry residents.

Cristy Harkness and Paula Wilson live on Douglas Street. They are upset with the condition of their boulevards after Slowey Construction rebuilt the street this summer. The block they live on is slated for planting later this fall, but for now is just dirt.

Because of their concerns, the council delayed signing the substantial completion and notice of acceptance. They also tabled the final payment of $119,998.02 to Slowey for work completed, but did approve a change order of $5,241.95 for landscape rock at Mac’s Auto Body in lieu of concreting his boulevard.

The agenda had several items pertaining to the new Thermo Bond building going up behind HomeTowne Inn and A-1 Quick Stop. The first was to accept the bid of $232,298 from Mark Albenesius, Inc. for the Corydon Drive water and sewer expansion project. The second was a memorandum of understanding between the city and ThermoBond stating the city will place 500 feet of both water and sewer lines, a fire hydrant and manhole, and ancillary services for the ThermoBond building.

The council held second reading and approved Ordinance No. 412, Annual Appropriations. The mill levy decreased from .007673 to .007515. The full budget will be published next week.

See full story in this week’s Leader-Courier.