New hotel possible in Grafton
Cobblestone Hotel to decide by June 14
Grafton City Council members approved a 2-year contract for caretaker services for the cemetery at its February 11 meeting. The recommendation and motion from the Public Utilities Committee (PUC) was to contract with Alan Anderson for the sum of $5,600. Anderson was caretaker for the 2011 – 2012 season. The PUC recommended the contract without seeking bids because Anderson was the only contractor to submit bids the previous year. City Administrator Nick Ziegelman told council members that he, in the meantime, had approached Anderson and three other contractors including Moe’s Yard Care, The Yard Man and S.O.S. for bids. Moe’s Yard Care and The Yard Man were not interested in submitting bids and S.O.S. did not respond. The final bid that was submitted by Anderson for a 2-year contract for $6,000 per year was approved.
interested in Grafton
Ziegelman updated council members on the agreement to purchase real estate by Cobblestone Hotels. Cobblestone Hotels exercised an agreement giving them exclusive option to purchase Lot 6, Block 4, Replat Blocks 2, 3, and 4, Replat of Dakota Addition (land west of AmericInn between AmericInn and Zip Trip) based on a purchase price of $43,750 and a 10% up front payment to execute the agreement. Cobblestone Hotels has until June 14, 2013 to purchase the land or opt out of the agreement.
In other business
Approved the sale of the Fire Departments 1966 Ford ladder truck. Proceeds of the sale will be allocated toward the purchase of equipment for the recently purchased 2003 ladder truck.
Approved the sale of a 2008 Chevrolet Impala that was used by the police department.