DEWITT — The preliminary plat of Parkers Addition, a three-lot commercial subdivision in west DeWitt, was approved by the DeWitt City Council on Monday night.
Owned by Tim Clark, the property being subdivided is west of Westwood Drive, to the east of US 61 north on ramp and to the north of 11th Street. City water and sewer utilities will be extended to the subdivision and 600 feet of a new street will be constructed. The lots are zoned C-3 highway business district.
The preliminary plat has a number of conditions required for final approval, including a cul de sac, 5-feet wide sidewalks, a utility easement, setbacks, and stormwater and construction plans. Other conditions for approval were a stop sign, a crosswalk and 6-inch curbs.
The council approved the appointment of Lori Rhodes to the Park and Recreation Commission to replace Lori Regenwether, who has moved out of city limits.
Logan Camp is the new police officer recruited to be the 11th DeWitt officer at the request of Chief David Porter. Camp’s starting wage is $13.50 per hour while he attends the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy beginning Aug. 25.
The council approved removing books from circulation and donating them to the Friends of the Library for its book sale, a change order for paving and sidewalk grading at no extra cost for the Eighth Street reconstruction project, and a correction to the Eighth Street contract reflecting an error in the bid documents of KE Flatwork of Eldridge. The contract cost is now $793,334.
At the request of Park and Recreation Director Kevin Lake, the council authorized spending $1,224 for the purchase of a 240-watt mixer/amplifier for the DeWitt Aquatic Center sound system. The sound system is the original and cannot be repaired. Lake requested using a portion of the $2,000 budgeted for deck chairs to make the purchase from Reference Audio Video & Security of Davenport.