Tribes Offer Streets Upgrades
City Council Approves Cemetery Expansion Funds
Fort Peck Tribes transportation director Connie Thompson was in the audience at the regular Wolf Point City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 20. She was accompanied by members of the tribes’ engineering team.
The group said they were interested in making repairs to Sixth Avenue North and Fairweather Street on the city’s north side.
The Tribes were instrumental in making repairs to streets on the city’s south side during an earlier project beginning in 2011.
Thompson said original engineering estimates will need to be updated.
Mayor Chris Dschaak said the council was happy to move forward with discussions.
Thompson said they have plans to repair at least two other streets in Wolf Point this year.
Brianna Vine from Great Northern Development Corp. said efforts to motivate contractors on basement demolitions on Wolf Point’s south side have been successful. She had draw requests for approximately $52,560 for the completed project work, including $15,355 in GNDC administrative fees.
Council member Laurie Evans said the cemetery committee recommends allocating $60,000 for cemetery expansion plans from American Rescue Plan Act funding. The council passed a resolution approving the allocation.
The monthly public works report included work orders related to water service on the city’s north side and an update on plans for a new building at the landfill. Public works director Ken Luckow also said a hanger at the airport needs to be repaired or replaced and said grants are available.
Enrique Morales was rehired as a patrolman for the Wolf Point Police Department, with the usual sixmonth probationary period. Job openings at the department are posted in this newspaper.
Greg Lukasik said Great West Engineering is done with closeout portion of phase 1 of wastewater system improvements. Design agreements for phase 2 of the project totaling approximately $246,000 was approved by the council. Task orders for phase 3 costs totaling approximately $30,000 and $35,000 were also approved.
Minutes were approved for the October regular meeting, as was the treasurer’s cash report and revenue and expense reports, all of which were approved.
The next regular council meeting is set for Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m.