Palm Springs council paves way for improvements at PSP

More improvements are coming to the Palm Springs International Airport.

a airplane that is driving down the road: An American Airlines flight takes off Palm Springs International Airport, November 19, 2019.

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An American Airlines flight takes off Palm Springs International Airport, November 19, 2019.

The Palm Springs City Council on Thursday unanimously approved an amendment to the airport concession lease agreement and concept designs related to a demonstration garden and future turf conversion projects.

An extension of the concessions agreement with Paradies Shops, which has operated at the airport since 1999, will be in effect through April 2023, according to the city.

It will include a $512,000 investment from Paradies to improve food and bar spaces with proposed concepts such as Santa Rosa Kitchen and Spirits, PSP Coffee House and The Wine Bar at PSP in lieu of the 12th Fairway, Starbucks and California Vintage. 

Approving the amendment will allow Paradies to begin working on design plans, acquiring equipment and hiring staff in hopes of opening

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Mesquite City Council approves expanded road improvements in two neighborhoods

Those living in the Quail Hollow and Town East Estates neighborhoods are the next Mesquite residents to have their streets designated for road repairs.

The Mesquite City Council approved two separate contracts at a Monday night meeting, clearing the way for localized concrete repair on streets, sidewalks, gutters and curbs. The work will begin as soon as next month.

Commissioner John Wiley Price, seen at a meeting March 19, 2020 in Dallas, is seeking re-election to a post he has held since 1985.

The council approved a $1.4 million contract with KIK Underground, LLC for the Quail Hollow project, which is expected to take six months. It also approved a $4.15 million contract with HQS Construction, LLC for the larger Town East Estates project, which is expected to take around a year.

“Quality streets in our neighborhoods is vital to maintaining community pride and curbside appeal of our housing stock,” Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer said in a statement. “The City Council is committed to repairing as many residential streets as possible, as quickly as

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Sioux City Council to vote on contract for Riverside Pool House renovation project | Government and Politics

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People swim at Riverside Pool in Sioux City in this 2017 file photo. The Sioux City Council will be asked Monday to award a $214,000 contract to W.A. Klinger for a pool house renovation project.

SIOUX CITY — The Sioux City Council will be asked Monday to award a $214,000 contract to a Sioux City contractor for the Riverside Family Aquatics Center Pool House renovation project.

The project includes the renovation of the 2,180-square-foot existing pool house facility and the construction of a 300-square-foot storage building and staff break area.

The renovation of the pool house will create two accessible shower spaces, changing areas and bathroom stalls, according to city documents.

W.A. Klinger, LLC submitted a base bid of $198,000 and a bid of $16,000 for alternate 1, an electrical upgrade, which is 6 percent above the architect’s estimate of $211,000.

Sioux City Council could consider more automated traffic cameras

W.A. Klinger’s

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Burial plot included in Malton council home sale

Malton Lodge

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image captionMalton Lodge sits on the edge of New Malton Cemetery

A council in North Yorkshire is selling a property adjoining a graveyard – with a burial plot included.

The three-bedroom detached home next to New Malton Cemetery in Malton is being sold by the town’s council to help fund graveyard improvement work.

Its “unusual” offering is an optional extra “should the owner wish to have this included”, according to the estate agents dealing with the sale.

The property, called Malton Lodge, has a guide price of £250,000.

The “characterful” home has “plenty of scope to update”, according to the sellers, with room to extend the property onto land at the rear.

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image captionThe sale will help to fund improvement work to the graveyard’s two chapels of rest, located a short distance
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