COLUMBUS JCT., Iowa — Two four-year-old water projects in Columbus Junction may begin next month.

The City Council accepted a $307,882 low bid Wednesday for upgrading the Iowa River levee east of the city. The approval was subject to a final review of the bids. Project engineer Matt Walker, Fairfield, told the council he expected to complete the review in time for the council to award a contract to Cole Construction of Keosauqua at its Oct. 10 meeting.

A second contract may be awarded at the meeting to WRH Inc., South Amana, on a $3.9 million water plant relocation, which had been delayed while the U.S. Economic Development Administration reviewed bids. That review has now been completed.

Some work on both projects could begin this fall.

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In other action, the council approved a draft of the city’s capital improvement plan. The 13-page document includes 13 projects the city is undertaking on its own or collaborating with other local organizations.

In final action, the council learned a state grant would provide funding for a video camera for one of the city’s squad cars and overtime for officers.

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