Residents wanting to participate must sign up and prepay $27.50 per household at City Hall by June 7.

By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

During the April 8 regular meeting of the Panora City Council, the councilmembers formally approved plans for the 2024 citywide cleanup, which is scheduled for Monday, June 10. Resolution 24-14 was unanimously approved, which spells out the guidelines for the event.

All residents wanting to participate must sign up and prepay at City Hall by Friday, June 7. The basic fee is $27.50 per household. Beginning June 10, items are to be placed at the end of the property’s driveway or on the curb for pickup.

A number of specialty items are allowed at additional cost and only with a prepaid sticker. These include appliances, computers, TVs, other electronics, vehicle tires and rims. A detailed cost listing is available at City Hall.

Items not accepted include vehicles, paint, chemicals, yard waste and construction material.

The city council approved the police department to order a 2024 Dodge Durango PPV from Stew Hansen Dodge at a listed price of $38,580. The vehicle cost will be paid from the FY 2024-2025 budget.

Councilmember Mark Sheeder asked about additional costs for the new vehicle. City Administrator Lisa Grossman said the list price is only for the vehicle, and various equipment will need to be purchased and installed. She added that the city will sell the old cruiser.

“Does some of the equipment from his cruiser come out and go into the new vehicle?” asked Sheeder.

Grossman said as much of the current equipment as possible will be transferred from the old cruiser into the new vehicle.

Grossman also updated the council on expected timeline for finishing up the Jackson Street project. She said the estimated starting date is April 9.

“They’ll start to do driveways and grinding and fixing the concrete issues…we’re looking at probably asphalt toward the end of the month,” Grossman said.

A public hearing was set regarding the city’s proposed FY 2024-2025 budget. The hearing will be at 5:30 p.m. on April 22, immediately prior to the next council meeting. The public is welcome at all meetings other than occasional special closed meetings as allowed by law.