From the La Junta Tribune Democrat (Bette McFarren):
The meeting was short and decisive. Finance Officer Cathy Clevenger reported that before further progress is made, the engineering agreement needed to be officially signed. Money is available at this time through the Rural Development but the no interest loan and grant money could not be released until the engineering agreement was signed. The city had been contacted by Bob Takeda of the engineering firm TST concerning invoices in the amount of $191,000, of which they are requesting $115,000 as soon as possible. Rocky Ford is requesting $115,000 to be released by Rural Development.
In other matters, the Water Treatment Plant is completely paid off, with $42,500 as the final payment to the contractor.
The storm sewer problem which floods the basement of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church was approved to be put out to bid.
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