Schafer also reported that he is replacing a heating unit in the department shop. Estimated cost is between $3200 an $3400.
Kiley reported that he heard back from the current owner of the Lidster Hotel and gave him 30 days to board and barricade the building. Kiley was asked to have a procedure in motion that if the owner is not compliant withing the 30 days, the city can barricade the building and prepare it for demolition.
“If he doesn’t act by then, we (the city) can take action,” Kiley said.
Council members commended the street department for their work on downtown snow removal after the heavy snowfall two weeks ago. Police Chief Tallman also noted that there were no accidents in town during that time.