Public open house set for Adams Street Corridor project

City Engineer Lucas Billesbach of JEO Consulting gave an update to the Fort Calhoun City Council on the Adams Street Corridor park project.

A team of stakeholders including Billesbach, city council members and community members have discussed what could be included in the park and looked over possible designs.

A public open house is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 28 in the Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church basement.

City transfers funds for 2016 West Market Square Park project

The city council transferred $60,000 from sales tax and $60,000 from Keno funds to the park fund. The transfers are to pay for the headwall project completed in West Market Square Park in 2016. A headwall is a small retaining wall placed around a stormwater pipe or culvert.

"This project was completed in 2016 and with the staff changes that happened during that time, we just needed to get approval for the transfers that should have happened," Community Coordinator Deb Sutherland said.

Streets to close for elementary track meet

The city council approved a request from Fort Calhoun Community Schools to close Monroe Street from 12th to 11th streets and 11th Street from Monroe to Court streets for the elementary track and field day from 8:15 a.m. to noon May 3.

City, public discusses American Broadband internet

The city council held a public discussion about American Broadband (ABB) internet service options and pricing as well as other possible internet providers. No action was taken following discussion.

The council encouraged community members to call or email ABB to place a trouble ticket about any issues they were having. The council said community members should be prepared to let ABB know how old their modem and router are and how many devices are connected to them.

ABB contact info provided from the city council:

• ABB contact website

• Technical help 800-708-0320 — Blair office 402-533-5777

• Pam Adams, marketing manager: 402-426-6297

• Shane Morris, network operations manager: 402-426-6241

• Bill Lux, business sales: 402-426-6154

City considers agreement with JEO Consulting for IT services

Billesbach presented the city council a possible Masters Services Agreement (MSA), or contract, for IT assistance through JEO Consulting Group.

The council is seeking IT assistance to maintain internet and other technological services for the city, but wants to find the best price for the assistance it needs.

The council said it needs more information before accepting the MSA.

Helmandollar appointed maintenance supervisor

The city council appointed maintenance employee Corban Helmandollar as the city's new maintenance supervisor.

Helmandollar, who previously served as a city maintenance technician, replaces Bruce Sill. Sill left the position in February for a new job with the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resource District.

Helmandollar had been the acting maintenance supervisor since late February. He now takes the position full-time after a unanimous vote from the city council.

Spring clean-up dates set

Mayor Mitch Robinson announced during the meeting that the city's spring clean-up dates are April 13 through April 28.

Dumpsters will be provided at the new city shop located at 801 N. 13th street.

Fort Calhoun Fire Chief Dan Mallory will allow open burning by those with a burn permit during the spring clean-up dates.

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