The Greensburg City Council received a report from City Administrator Kyler Ludwig on performance measures for the first three quarters of 2016 during its Oct. 17 meeting.
The report showed such things as 20 weed notices being sent in the second quarter (April-June) and 16 in the third quarter (July-Sept.) compared to 0 in the first quarter (January-March). The umber of delinquent properties mown was stepped up from 0 in the first quarter to 16 in the second and 38 in the third quarter.
Big Well visitors was at 4,707 in the third quarter, the highest it has been in the year. Social media impressions to the Big Well reached a high of 815,371 in the second quarter and dropped to 371,269 in the third quarter.
Ludgwig also noted 282 positive contacts between individuals and the police in the third quarter – the highest that number has been all year.
City Treasurer Christy Pyatt presented a third quarter financials report for 2016. Pyatt talked about the department budgets where more than 75 percent of the budget has been spent. Streets 78.5 percent. The budget expended for city court was at 83.68 percent, but she said that was under budget earlier in the year and will even out. There was 76.87 percent of the pool budget spent because the city has just gotten out of the pool summer season. Pyatt noted that the amount spent was much less than what was budgeted for.
“The overall budget looks good,” Pyatt said.
In other business:
• The council approved a new contract with Unifirst for the washing, repair and lease of clothing used by public works and utilities staff. The city’s uniform contract with Aramark ends in November. The city has spent $9,654.32 on uniform services this year and it is projected to spend $9,654.32 next year.
Bids were received from Cintas and Unifirst for uniform services. Uniform services through Unifirst is projected to cost $54.36 to $61.56 while the same service through Cintas will cost $56.43 to $70.29.
Additional supplies (including mats, towels, dusters,etc.) will cost approximately $69.41 a week through Unifirst and $102.30 through Cintas.
The contract for each will go for approximately thee years ending in 2019.
• The council approved auctioning by closed bid materials left at the recently closed Asian Kitchen. The sealed bidding will be on behalf of the Kiowa County Economic Development Boar, which has a lien on the equipment and made a motion authorizing the city to sell the remaining equipment.
The city will advertise the sealed bidding in local papers from Oct. 26 through Nov. 30 and the bids could be opened on Dec . 1 with a required pick up prior to Dec. 30.