Gladbrook City Council By Marcy Knaack
August 16, 2013
Monday evening the Gladbrook City Council heard from several concerned Gladbrook residents expressing concern over a pit bull attacking a small dog in their neighborhood. Council members were assured by the residents that the pit bull has been removed from the premises. Sheriff Dennis Kucera reported his deputies had spent 127 hours in the city ofGladbrook during month of July and responded to 24 calls. Public works director Mark Lowry informed Kucera there have been stop signs removed from the corner of Lincoln & 2nd St., motor cross bikes are riding in town and someone is doing donuts at the county shed property. Kucera said he would inform his deputies to be on the lookout for these incidents. Nathan Wrage was appointed to the Tama Co. Economic Development Board. Payment for a bill from Baumeier for tree removal for a tree falling into the street on 1st Street following a wind storm was tabled. Several council members expressed interest in attending the September 5th meeting of the Tama County Economic Development Board at the Uptown Lounge. Resolution 14-04 approving inter-fund loan principal re-payment from water improvement project fund to sewer fund. $150,000 from the Water Improvement Fund to the Sewer Fund and $2,500 in interest from the Water Enterprise Fund to the Sewer Fund will be recorded as a FY12/13 transaction. Mayor Keith Sash will be asked to sign the non-discriminatory document for the Grand Street Bridge funding. This is required for federally funded projects. Lowry said fund raising for the fire station/ambulance has reached $635,000. A thermometer showing the amount reached for fund raising will be placed at the site of the proposed building. The Council approved half the bill of $7,500 from Moberg Gallery for Artist Tom Moberg to create four custom gypsum plaster wall sculptures to be used as donor recognition wall art. Three of the sculptures will be trees and one will be a limb per approved sketch. The artist will sculpt “icons” for the three trees to distinguish them apart; a small firehouse dog, a crayon, and a barbell, for example. Lowry shared with the Council the cost of a 6’ sweeper broom and a gutter broom attachment to put on the tractor for cleaning streets. The cost is $13,889 but no action was taken. The Council approved four additional claims, Crayon Corner Preschool & Daycare for curriculum; a bill from Goos Implement for tires on the mower; the City of Marshalltown for June labs and from the DNR for the annual sewer license. The renewal of the liquor license for Gladbrook Bowl was approved pending the dram shop insurance.
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