Burlington is trying to determine if Cascade Bridge can be restored.
The city council closed the bridge on South Main Street, several years ago, to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The pedestrian ban was eventually rescinded.
The city was in the process of moving ahead with plans to tear down the roughly 115-year-old structure and build a new bridge.
The four-million dollar project was put on hold, though, after the State Historic Preservation Office stepped in.
The Burlington City Council has made its choice for city manager official.
The panel voted unanimously on Thursday night to appoint James Ferneau to the post.
His first day as city manager will be April 23.
Ferneau has been serving as City Administrator of Sergeant Bluff, IA.
Burlington Mayor Jim Davidson says Ferneau stood out from the other finalists.
The six men vying to be Burlington’s next city manager have plenty on their schedules while in town this weekend.
The selection process gets underway Friday morning with individual tours of the city.
Each candidate will be joined by a member of the city council and a representative of the Chamber of Commerce.
8:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. – William Way
9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. – Ronald Chandler
10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. – Alan Lanning
12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. – Edward Sadler
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. – Steven Winger
Burlington is narrowing the field in its search for a new city manager.
The city council met behind closed doors for nearly an hour Monday night to discuss the candidates.
The panel emerged with a list of six finalists.
Interim City Manager Dan Luttenegger says the names of the candidates are expected to be made public later this week.
That would allow time for them to be notified.
Luttenegger says the finalists will visit Burlington on Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18.