By Whitney Sager

Mayor Jerry Gull presided over his last council meeting in Nevada Monday night.

City Administrator Elizabeth Hansen said a majority of the discussion during the meeting was about Gull’s departure. He will remain the city’s mayor until April 30, after which he will move to San Diego to oversee two jewelry and watch repair stores. Councilman and mayor pro tem Andy Kelly will serve as mayor until a new mayor is elected later this year during the regular elections.

The rest of the meeting was spent going over items on the agenda. The council approved the third and final reading of an ordinance regarding changes to the city code involving the inspection and drainage of sump pumps. The changes will go into effect upon publication.

Also on the agenda was the approval of contract and bonds for the Lincoln Highway and 590th Avenue intersection improvements, near the future DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Plant location. Council approved the contract submitted by Godbersen-Smith of Ida Grove. Work will begin in May on 590th Avenue. Hansen said no work will begin on Lincoln Highway until the resurfacing project of Highway 30 is complete and all four lanes of the highway have been re-opened. That project is not expected to conclude until this fall.

The next Nevada City Council meeting will be Monday, April 22, at 6 p.m.