COLUMBUS JCT., Iowa — Columbus Junction city officials hope 2012 was just the beginning and that 2013 will have the same success as last year.

The city’s goals had included completing the new water treatment plant and levee projects, adopting a rental inspection program, improving sidewalks, upgrading warning sirens, improving Monkey Run Park with a REAP grant, updating the comprehensive plan and other efforts.

“We got most of them done or started,” Mayor Dan Wilson told the City Council on Wednesday.

Wilson suggested that 2013 goals include finishing the water treatment and levee projects, the Monkey Run Park improvements and launching the rental inspection program. New goals could include additional lighting and a sidewalk connection to the Toddtown area on the city’s north side, trail development, improvements to the swinging bridge area and new housing developments.

In other action, engineer Matt Walker updated the council on the water treatment plant construction  and the levee improvement project. Columbus Development Center Executive Director Mallory Smith reported that five grants from the Community Foundation of Louisa County have been awarded to the city.


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