Insurance company satisfied with proposed Monona bicycle course design plan


By Pat McTaggart 


The Monona City Council met Nov. 19 and was informed that the city’s insurance company is satisfied with the proposed bicycle course design plan submitted by ‘Jumping Kings’ representative Justin Keehner, and confirmed that the Iowa Code provides immunities for the city as long as the track is well built and properly maintained. It was further mentioned that risk improvement representatives would stop by the course periodically to check on progress and note any issues. Keehner said he plans to start hauling dirt to the sight yet this fall and will contact the city and the insurance company when construction commences. The course will be located adjacent to the north side of the community’s Family Aquatic Center.


Council members also addressed the following matters:

· One applicant applied to fill a vacancy on the Monona Planning and Zoning Commission. After review of the application, it was moved by councilwoman Pat Martin,  and seconded by councilman Andy Meyer, to approve appointment of Scott A. Torkelson to the commission. The motion carried unanimously.

· The council voted to accept the engineering proposal from Jon Biederman of Fehr Graham to provide engineering services for the design and construction of the permeable paver parking lot adjacent to the Family Aquatic Center.

· Council members voted to approve a resolution authorizing participation in the All Town Sign Replacement Program and submit an application requesting new traffic signs in the amount of $2,650 from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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