CLINTON — The Clinton City Council tabled action on a resolution Tuesday night that, if approved, would have allowed the city to make a $56,000 payment to Clinton Engineering for work at the Clinton Riverview Park Aquatic Center.

The resolution had been listed in the unanimous consent agenda, but was removed from that roster for further discussion at the request of At-large Councilman Ron Mallicoat, who wants to withhold payment until repairs have been made.

“The problem is we have a problem down there,” he said.

At-large Councilman Mark Vulich agreed, saying the splash pad needs to be fixed and that the sealing method being used on the concrete isn’t a good one, based on observations by City Engineer Steve Honse.

Vulich said there needs to be a discussion between Clinton Engineering and city officials to find out how to remedy the problems. Mallicoat, who is concerned that if the problems aren’t remedied correctly they will become even worse a few years down the road, said he didn’t want to pay money to Clinton Engineering until the work is done to the city’s satisfaction.

Leo Foley, who is overseeing the city’s Vision Iowa projects, including the aquatic center work, said a design engineer from Water’s Edge also needs to be brought into the discussion to add perspective. Foley suggested paying $46,000 to Clinton Engineering, withholding $10,000 — the amount he said actually is being charged for the concrete.

But Mallicoat responded that labor costs had to be added into the amount withheld.

“We request that you be working for us as well as the contractor,” Mallicoat said to Foley.

More discussion will take place at a future council meeting.

The council also heard an update on the deer management program under way in the city. So far, 32 hunters are qualified and permitted to hunt deer in the newly created deer management zone. Seventeen does have been harvested through the program.

“We’re please with the outcome so far,” said Vulich.

In other business:

• accepted a bid and awarded a contract for the primary digester control room, motor control center and ventilation equipment replacement at the Water Pollution Control Plant. Clinton Engineering won the contract with a bid of $227,350;

• approved amending the code of ordinances by adding a new section amending provisions to the 2006 International Fire Code and the 2006 National Fire Protection Association 101: Life Safety Code;

• approved the first reading of an ordinance amending the application and investigation of liquor licenses that will send those applications that are in good standing and are not met with police or fire department resistance to the council’s unanimous consent agenda for action;

• adopted a resolution directing the city engineer’s office to prepare preliminary plans and assessments for the Prospect Avenue street improvement project;

• adopted a resolution approving budget appropriations. The budget items are for digital cameras for the police department at a cost of $1,300 and evidence tracking software and equipment for $98,800. The money will come from capital improvement funds and a technology grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

• approved a resolution authorizing compensation for Acting City Administrator Matt Brisch, who also is the city attorney. He will be compensated for the administrator work from Oct. 2 until a new city administrator is hired. He will be compensated at the rate of his predecessor, Jeff Kooistra.

• adopted a resolution creating a temporary eighth Clinton Police Department sergeant position;

• adopted a resolution authorizing pay for Eagle Point Park playground equipment. The new equipment will be purchased from GameTime at a cost of $32,774 and the purchase policy will be waived; and

• adopted a resolution endorsing the Heritage Byway Designation of the Lincoln Highway.

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