By Jon Tatting—
A ribbon-cutting celebration to mark the completion of Rush City’s 4th Street turnback project will be part of Community Appreciation Night festivities on Aug. 9 at the city park.
The news and more were addressed at the city council meeting on May 29, which was rescheduled due to the Memorial Day holiday.
In an update on the 4th Street road project, rain and the holiday pushed last week’s schedule back about a week.
Since then, the contractor paved on Co. Rd. 30 (Bremer Avenue), north of the VFW to the county line. Crews then moved to 4th Street and began paving the first two lifts of bituminous from Bremer Avenue to Irving Avenue.
Water was removed along Fairfield Avenue in order to place new curb and gutter. Crews worked on storm sewer on Field Avenue but first had to wait for the grade to dry along 4th Street to finish that job.
A second crew was considered to sub-cut and place granular base along 4th Street. Deeper storm sewer had to be installed first.
Crews also planned to remove water behind the curbs along 4th, Field to Irving in preparation for sidewalk, which was a possibility this week.
In other news, the council:
• Agreed to review an ordinance regulating the possession, sale and consumption of intoxicating and 3.2 percent malt liquor at the June 11 council meeting. A public hearing on the issue may be held at a meeting in July.
• Learned an increase of people and items were highlights of the 2012 community clean-up, which was held at the Public Works garage this year due to the turnback project. Money collected was $2,054, as people got rid of things such as appliances, tires and computer equipment.
• Acknowledged the Rush City Regional Airport Fly-In and Drive-In is Sunday, June 10. Win a ride in a B-25 Bomber or take an airplane/helicopter ride. Attractions include the Lion’s pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon; a remote controlled airplane demonstration, noon to 12:30; a traveling aircraft museum; and on display will be many unique planes, classic cars and Anderson’s Rock Creek relic antique tractors. New this year is a rock climbing wall.