Durbin council approves stream gauging station move
James Scott, of the United States Geological Survey, approached Durbin council at its meeting May 10 with a request to move the gauging station onto town property.
Scott explained that the station has suffered transmission problems for the past five years and his office hasnﾒt received data on a regular basis. He asked council for permission to attach the transmitter to the side of the building near the lagoon in hopes the data will be transferred more frequently.
The stream gauging station monitors the stage of the river and whether there is a need for a warning to be issued about high water or a drought. Council gave Scott permission to move the transmitter but could not vote on the matter because it was not on the agenda. The issue will be on the next meeting agenda and approved retroactively.
In other updates:
ﾕ Jason Bauserman of Bauserman and Sons, Inc. reported to council on the progress of upgrades to town hall. Bauserman said everything went through Region 4 fine and that council will be required to report to Region 4 on the progress of the work. He also requested change orders for windows and the garage door for the building. Council approved the orders and agreed to supply Bauserman with a key to the building while he is working on the upgrades.
ﾕ Councilmember Mike Vance mentioned several items from the town office that need to be put up for bid. Included in the items are a computer, table, printer, typewriter, steel pipes and beams. All bids are to be delivered to the town office by July 1.
ﾕ Discussion on Kenneth Lehmanﾒs fence on Fourth Avenue was halted by council when it was explained that the issue has been taken to court. The fence was erected last fall and council questioned whether it was on Lehmanﾒs property or in the right-of-way. Council voted in February to take legal action against Lehman to have the fence removed.
The next Durbin council meeting will be Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. The date was changed due to the town election on Tuesday, June 14.