In good news for those who enjoy summer swimming, the Girard City Council has approved a proposal from American Leak Detection Company to repair the Municipal Pool.



Cost for the repairs is $18,930.

In good news for those who enjoy summer swimming, the Girard City Council has approved a proposal from American Leak Detection Company to repair the Municipal Pool.

Cost for the repairs is $18,930.

“There are not a lot of other options than demolition,” noted mayor Maurice Harley.

“The cost is less than I thought it would be,” added council member Susan Thom.

Operation of the Girard Golf Course Clubhouse was also a main topic for the council. The clubhouse pro shop was previously operated by a contractor, but the council has chosen to change this position to that of a city employee.

“We had just shy of 30 applicants for the job, and I narrowed that down to five,” said Gary Emry, city administrator. “Two of those have withdrawn.”

Two of the remaining job candidates were present at the meeting, and council members took two 30-minute executive sessions to interview each candidate. At the end of this time, the council voted to offer the  position to Jeff Leverenz.

“He has asked for a day or two to think this over before making his decision, and has also asked for a manual with information on benefits for city employees,” Harley said.

Emry also gave the council a list of golf-related items that remain in the clubhouse pro shop.

“There are some items on the list I feel we could use,” said member Richard Cussimanio.

“I think we should let the person we hire take a look at the list,” said member Dan Smith.

Emry also brought a proposal he had drafted for use in advertising for someone to lease and operate the clubhouse grill.

Council members had some questions, including Sharon Matson, who asked why the city should have the right to audit the business.

“To keep track of the grill’s financial stability, and be sure that taxes are paid,” Harley answered.

Thom asked why the city would want the grease from the grill.

“Because there’s money in it,” Emry said.

After correction of some typos and minor changes, Emry said he would run the proposal by Richard Loffswold Jr., city attorney, and then begin advertising for  someone to lease the grill.

In other business, the council:

• Approved a limited service agreement with Black Hills Energy.

• Approved cereal malt beverage licenses for 2011 for Gratz Peters,  Pump N Petes at 270 N. Summit, Girard; G.W. Foods, Inc., 501 W. St. John, Girard; Richard G. Buck, Buck’s One Stop, Inc., 307 W. St. John, Girard;  Michael L. West, Mini Stop, 100 W. St. John, Girard; and Narciso Ortiz, El Cabritos Mexican restaurant, 302 S. St. John, Girard.

• Appointed Marilyn VonSoosten to a three-term on the Raymond Community Home board and appointed Meg Evans and Steve Curran to two-year terms on the Golf Course Committee.