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Gladbrook City Council By: Marcy Knaack

December 13, 2013
Northern-Sun Print
Monday evening the Gladbrook City Council adopted a new ‘Code of Ordinances’. The 2nd reading was waived and a 3rd reading for adoption. They are now authorized for publication. City Engineer Mike Bearden told the Council that the design of the fire station/ambulance building is 75-80% complete and the building committee will be meeting with the design committee to get the final proposal. Bid letting is still anticipated for February. He said things are going good with Alliant Energy as they are getting the wires underground. Water and sewer work is also done. A resolution was adopted for acceptance of the annual audit proposal from Bowman & Miller, PC for 3 years. Mark Lowry gave a recap of the fire department service saying there were 21 calls for service with most of them being car accidents. They went out on several mutual aid calls with Garwin, Reinbeck and Lincoln. Lowry said the officers for the coming year will be: Matt Koester, fire chief; Kenny Wiebensohn, assistant fire chief; Jeremy Harms, captain; Craig Sash, lieutenant and Mark Lowry, secretary/treasurer. Fire department volunteers earn $2/hour while on a call. Engineer Bearden talked to the Council about the concrete plant east of Iowa Builders that Manager Dave Sharp has indicated they want to remove. The issue is that there is a storm sewer underneath and if the plant were torn down and covered with dirt the storm sewer would be 12-13 feet under ground. Years ago salt was stored in there which deteriorated the pipes and so the storm sewer would need to be fixed as well as enlarging the intake on Front Street. Bearden said the best way to handle the storm sewer would be to reroute around but that would be very costly. Sharp will be asked to attend a Council meeting to find out what his plans are. The oath of office was administered to newly elected Council member Ben Goos and to re-elected Mayor, Keith Sash, and re-elected Council members, Roger Luehring and Betty Dahms. The Mayor thanked Sam Goos for his years of service to the Council. Sheriff Dennis Kucera submitted a report that said there were 15 calls for service during November and his deputies spent 124 hours within the city limits.

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The oath of office was administered to newly elected Council member Ben Goos and to re-elected Mayor, Keith Sash, and re-elected Council members, Roger Luehring and Betty Dahms.

 
 

 

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