Gladbrook City Council By Marcy Knaack
February 17, 2012
Monday evening the Gladbrook City Council approved the change order for painting the water tower on a 4-1 vote with DeWitt voting nay. A revised paint scheme was desired by both the Gladbrook Water Board and the Gladbrook City Council and the net increase was $9,800. The Water Improvement Capital Project Fund will contribute $5,800 to have the stem of the tower painted a royal blue. Wording on the tower will say “Home of Corn Carnival” with the Corn Carnival Corp. contributing $1,000 and the remaining $3000 will come from General Fund/Economic Development. Pay Application 5 to S L Baumeier for continued construction on the water mains for the water improvement project for $21,104.63 was approved with all council members voting aye. Public Works Director Mark Lowry said the project is continuing but had some problems with water pressure on West Hill. As weather conditions improve, work will continue. Pay Application 4 to Maguire Iron Inc for materials for the water improvement project for $39,900 was approved with all council members voting aye. Lowry said pieces of the tower are here and construction will start February/March. Conditional approval was given for a liquor license renewal for R J’s pending approval of the dram shop insurance. Doug Gethmann submitted a new application for tax abatement as the first request was filed before all the improvements were completed. Improvements to his property totaled $80,000. The Council accepted the appointment of Keith Sash to the Gladbrook Community Foundation. A public hearing will be held at the next regular meeting, March 12th for approval of the budget and a hearing for the public to be informed on the status of funds from the CDBG, a federal requirement. Sheriff Dennis Kucera reported his department had spent 162.5 hours within the city limits of Gladbrook during January and responded to 17 calls for service.
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