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CDA Report at Owen City Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 -- 7:43 AM

-The Owen City Council heard a report from their CDA Director, Tim Swiggum, at their meeting on Tuesday of last week.

Swiggum reported that there has been no news from the Dollar Store. Dave Konwinski was in Owen and met with Tim Swiggum and two Council members. Konwinski presented drawings of a preliminary plan near the corner of Willow Road and County Highway D. The bowling alley building has been sold to Acosta Food Group of Chicago. A discount grocery store plans to open soon inside the bowling alley building. The Wisconsin Central Ltd. has sent to the City a real estate sale contract for review. It will be forwarded to the City?s Attorney. Cozy Corner Caf? has re-painted their building which looks very nice and there is still discussion on what to do with the chainsaw carved eagle from Indian Summer Fest.

The council approved to table the 2014 Fire District Budget until the next meeting when Mark Renderman could be present to explain and they approved Pay Request #9 to Staab Construction for $45,831.00. Jeremy Haas was present from MSA Professional Services to update the Council on the waste water treatment plant upgrade project.

Owen is continuing to work on their budget and the council approved a bid of $18,520 up to $19,000 to re-roof the buildings at the Mill Pond Park.

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