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Niles Council gives city administrator positive review

Published 9:19pm Monday, November 25, 2013

An annual cold weather run got a green light and the city administrator received a positive evaluation during the Niles City Council meeting Monday evening.

The Niles Downtown Development Authority, and Cycle and Fitness, of Niles, will conduct the fourth annual Niles Frigid 5K Run on Saturday, Jan. 18 in conjunction with the Hunter Ice Festival.

The event will be held on the Riverfront Park trail beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m. Sponsors have asked assistance in clearing the trail in case of inclement weather.

Also, City Administrator Ric Huff received rave reviews from council members during a closed session evaluation, according to the mayor.

“He was viewed as outstanding in almost every category and I’ll be sharing the evaluation with him,” said Mayor Mike McCauslin.

The positive review does not come with a raise in pay.

Also Monday, the council:

• Rescheduled its final meeting of the year to Dec. 16 because of the holiday season. It was originally scheduled for Dec. 23.

• Approved emergency repairs at Pucker Street Dam by CP Construction of Niles at a cost of $8,877.35. Repairs will be done to a bridge at a city-owned park in the vicinity of the dam.

• Approved a proposal from Selge Construction of Niles in the amount of $13,625 for the extension of a 10-inch water main to Michigan Highway 139 and State Street in conjunction with the MDOT Main Street bridge replacement project.

• Approved a five-year airport ground lease for Niles Chemical Paint Coatings for a new lease beginning Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31, 2017.

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