City Council briefs: June 6 meeting

Below are summaries of news that occurred during the June 6 meeting of the Princeton City Council. They were compiled by Joel Stottrup.

Architect bill
The council approved paying a bill of $43,350 from David Linner Architects, Bloomington, for providing architectural, structural engineering, landscape architecture and electrical design services for the city public safety building under construction.

Closing streets
The council approved the chamber of commerce’s request to have certain street sections closed for the following events:
• Downtown block party July 26.
• Chili fest Sept. 28.
• Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, to kick off Christmas holiday activities.

Truck purchase
The council approved a request from city Public Works Director Bob Gerold to purchase a 2005 F350, 4×4 truck for $14,950, plus a new 11-foot dump box with fold down sides for $7,500, a hitch for $500 and an LED warning light for $350. The truck had a utility box valued at $950, which public works didn’t want, and so it didn’t purchase the utility box. The $950 was then subtracted from the $14,950 truck price, leaving a grand total of $22,350.