Monday evening the Gladbrook City Council adopted a resolution for a 28E agreement with Tama County for mutual assistance for fire and rescue services from surrounding fire departments. City Clerk Lori Bearden issued the Oath of Office to re-elected Mayor Keith Sash and the two new council members, Dan DeWitt and Trudi Scott. A tax abatement application for property at 503 Garfield Street for Gladbrook Investments was accepted. The tax abatement is only on the building and is for four years. A pay application in the amount of $78,375 was approved for Maguire Iron of Sioux City for the water tower cement work. The tower is being fabricated at the plant and will be coming sometime in February or March. A pay application in the amount of $23,356.10 was approved for S L Baumeier Co. for water mains installation. The work is 90% complete with the street and yard restoration being done in the spring. The Legion liquor license was approved contingent on the necessary paper work being turned in to City Clerk Lori Bearden. Mayor Keith Sash made the following appointments: Finance committee – Sash, Roger Luehring and Trudi Scott; Personnel – Luehring, Sash, Betty Dahms and Mark Fink from the water board; Streets, Sam Goos and Dan DeWitt; Building Permits – Mark Lowry and Fink; 911 Board and Emergency Management – Sash and DeWitt; Parks – Betty Dahms; Sewer Committee – Goos and DeWitt; City Attorney – John Livingston; Public Works – Lowry; Economic Development – Sash and Scott; Crayon Corner – Scott; City Clerk – Lori Bearden and Fitness Center – DeWitt. Mike Bearden presented painting options on the water tower to the Council and was tabled until the February meeting. The tower will be cream colored with blue lettering and a blue stem. To paint the entire stem would be another $5,800 and the water board approved this but additional lettering at the top will be decided at the February meeting. Lowry said he received a bid for labor for a steel roof on the old water plant roof as it has been leaking. Mayor Sash asked him to get another bid and present at the February meeting. Lowry said there have been some leaks at the City Centre and is working on having them fixed. City Clerk Bearden said her office will be closed this Friday and next Monday for software conversion and training on the new computer. Sheriff Dennis Kucera said his department spent 121.25 hours during December and responded to 13 calls for service.
Gladbrook City Clerk Lori Bearden, left, administers the Oath of Office to new Gladbrook City Council members, Mayor Keith Sash, councilman Dan DeWitt and councilman Trudi Scott at the Gladbrook City Council meeting Monday, January 9. Photo by Betty Dahms