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City approves purchase of new street sweeper

The Madison City Commission held its regular meeting on Monday.  

During their meeting, commissioners approved an agreement with the state Department of Transportation for the apron expansion design project at the Madison City Airport.

Commissioners also approved the purchase of a new street sweeper.  City Streets Director Gary Gonyo said the new sweeper will be truck-mounted and have a bigger capacity than the one the city uses currently.  

The sweeper will be purchased from Sanitation Products, Incorporated of Sioux Falls. Gonyo said the cost is just more than 267-thousand dollars, which he said is more than he had budgeted for.  But, he said that they will get money for the current one once it is surplussed that will help off-set the amount that it is over.

Also during their meeting Monday, commissioners heard from city resident Michael Johnson during their public comment portion of the meeting.  Johnson expressed concern with the condition of the mobile home park on Northwest 9th Street.  He said that he has observed mobile homes that are old and not in good condition, as well as garbage that is attracting animals to the area.  Johnson said he has observed this while working on a fence near twin homes that he owns near the park.  Johnson asked commissioners to look into addressing the issues.

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