By Sam Parsons
The Pella City Council met last night and had several public hearings, including public hearings related to the Pella Main Street Market under construction. A development agreement was approved, which included the provision that the developer must finish work on the construction of the market by December 31st of this year.
The council also approved a contract for the Pella Fiber Transport Network West to Indianola Municipal Utilities (IMU), which would involve the construction of a fiber optic network to connect Pella to what is known as a Point of Presence (POP) at IMU.
The proposed construction entails a length of 42.6 miles and a contract with Kramer Service Group for the amount of roughly $1.8 million was approved. The city will split the cost with IMU. The project is expected to be completed by the end of September 2023.
The next regular Pella city council meeting is scheduled for November 15.