Gladbrook City Council By Marcy Knaack
April 13, 2012
Monday evening the Gladbrook City Council approved the 2012-13 Tama County Law Enforement Contract. The sheriff’s office will provide a minimum of 110 hours per month of law enforcement coverage within the city limits of Gladbrook at an hourly rate of $42.18 per hour. This is up approximately $2.00 per hour. Joyce Bruene visited with the Council regarding a water issue she has on her property at the corner of Gould & 4th Street. Public Works Director Mark Lowry and Mayor Keith Sash looked at the area and realize there is a problem with the excess water that runs down from the south going through culverts and under driveways and eventually to the storm water intake that is in her berm. There is an accumulation of pea gravel that collects in her ditch. Lowry would like Dan DeWitt and Sam Goos from the Street Committee look at the area to see what can be done to resolve the problem. Resolution 12-47 was introduced to adopt the annual budget for fiscal year 2012/13. The budget had been published, posted and approved at the March 12th council meeting. A public hearing will be held Monday, March 14th at 7 p.m. to make budget amendments. Resolutions 12-48 to pay for work on the water mains and resolution 12-49 to pay for water tower work was introduced. The Council approved the pay application to S. L. Baumeier for $5,718.05 for the water mains and to pay Maguire Iron $38,000 for work on the water tower. A phone call was made to Dan DeWitt to be included in a conference call for the approval of a bill to CGA for $5,468 for engineering services for the water distribution system improvements. Roger Luehring abstained from voting. Sheriff Dennis Kucera said his deputies had spent 152.5 hours within the city limits of Gladbrook during March and responded to 26 calls for service. Lowry said he is doing an overview of the streets needing repairs and looking at those areas dug up due to the installation of new water mains. The Council approved the purchase of a power broom from Goos Implement for a commercial unit for $656.98. This broom will be used for sweeping rock out of yards.
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