The Milbank City Council convened for a special meeting on Monday, June 20. Councilmembers Mike Hanson and Scott Hoekke were absent, but a quorum was present. The agenda for the meeting included the canvassing of the votes from the recent election and two Legion Baseball complex bids.
The first item on the agenda pertaining to the Legion Baseball complex at Lake Farley Park was the approval of one of the bids for Phase One. The council voted to accept a bid from J&J Earthworks of Milbank for $645,161.15. Phase One of the construction process includes the dirt work and the installation of water and sewer utilities.The bid from J&J was the only bid submitted.
Mayor Raffety stated the bid was almost $200,000 over the engineer’s estimate.
The council also approved one of the two bids submitted for the irrigation pipe supplies also related to the construction of the baseball complex One bid came from SiteOne Landscape Supply of Fargo, North Dakota for $6,242.90. The other bid was submitted by Milbank WinnWater Works for $8123.47. The council approved the bid from SiteOne of Fargo.
Earlier in the meeting, the board canvassed the results from the election held on June 7 and voted unanimously to approve.them. Craig Weinberg, who challenged Scott Hoeke for a seat on the council to represent Ward Two received 142 votes. The incumbent, Hoeke, received 99 votes. Weinberg will be sworn in during the next regular meeting of the council on July 11.
The next regular meeting of the Milbank City Council is scheduled for Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in the Milbank Visitor Center.