New student liaison to be appointed at City Council

Mitchel Anderson

GSB Sen. Sam Schulte will be appointed as the next ex officio representative on the Ames City Council at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Schulte will replace Lissandra Villa, who has just recently completed her term as the student liaison.

GSB has also notified City Council that two students have been selected to fill the vacancies on the Ames Transit Agency Board of Trustees where they will represent students on transportation issues, such as issues with CyRide. Sen. Hamad Abbas and Matthew Teubert have been appointed by the GSB to serve on the board, and City Council also plans to approve the appointments on Tuesday. 

Another topic of discussion for Tuesday’s meeting concerns the third phase of the ISU Research Park expansion. The city of Ames hired Shive-Hattery engineering firm to design the needed utility and road improvements at the the Research Park, which was completed April 22. City Council plans to proceed with the project by either awarding a contract to a bidding firm, or delay further planning on the project for a later date. 

City Council will also vote on whether or not to approve two facade grants, one at 400 Main St. and another at 413 Kellogg St. The facade at 400 Main St. would be on the building that houses restaurants Bar La Tosca and The Spice. The facade at 413 Kellogg St. would be for what is intended to be the future office of Haila Architecture Structure Planning. 

There is no indication of when construction would begin on either the third phase of the Research Park extension or the facades on 400 Main St. and 413 Kellogg St.