On Tuesday, the Redwood Falls City Council approved a $1,296,031 bid from Everstrong Construction in Redwood Falls to build the new seven-bay hanger for the Redwood Falls airport. The total amount of the construction and engineering is estimated at $1,378,791, with the federal government providing 90 percent of the funds, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation and city of Redwood Falls each providing five percent.
Construction is tentatively planned to start May 1, with most work except landscaping and paving finished by Dec. 28.
In other city news, the council:
Approved a conditional job offer to Colby Davis as a new Redwood Falls Police Officer, pending standard background checks, physical exams, and other testing.
Approved a cooperative agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation in which the city of Redwood Falls will pay MNDoT $381,105 as its share of upcoming improvements and associated construction of a portion of Highways 19/71 through Redwood Falls.