Council to tour construction projects

Published 7:01 am Monday, October 5, 2015

The Austin City Council is hitting the road before it holds its first October meeting on Monday.

The Council will tour 17 2015 city construction projects before hosting its 5:30 meeting in the council chambers at 500 Fourth Ave. NE. The meeting will be followed by a work session.

Council members will tour sites like the new Austin Utilities Plant, the Hormel Institute expansion and new apartments, the Hormel Nature Center’s preliminary work on its new interpretive center and more during its annual tour.

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Then during its regular meeting, Austin High School administrators are schedule to thank officer Jim Lunt and the Austin Police Department for their assistance following a fight at the school last week.

The Council will also hold hearings on 10-year, $14,563.54 sidewalk improvement assessments on Eighth Avenue and Eight Street Northeast.

In the work session following the meeting, Public Works Director Steven Lang is scheduled to give an update on landscaping for the Third Avenue plaza, a space meant to be a community gathering space next to the new Spam Museum which is currently being built on Main Street. The Hormel Foundation previously gave the city $224,295 for the project.