Council meets tonight

H/M Tax Board to present requests

The Hotel/Motel Tax Board will give their recommendations for the 19th round of grant monies to the Webster City City Council tonight at 5:30 p.m. The board met last Monday, July 10 to determine the final recommendations on projects and funding levels. The board will be recommending a total of $78,687.71 in grant monies.

The board is recommending that the following groups and organizations receive the following in grant monies:

• Avenue of Flags – $4,000. The money will cover the request for the flag trailer storage and building

• The Boone Valley Izaak Walton League – $7,355 for a trap range expansion

• The City of Webster City, ISU Extension and Hamilton County Conservation – $1,212.71 for the Boone River Cleanup

• Hamilton County Exposition – $10,000 for the Grand River Rodeo

• Legacy Learning Boone Rive Valley – $5,020 in funding for partial advertising costs

• The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce – $23,100 for a tourism marketing plan

• The Webster City Community Theatre – $3,000 for advertising

• Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee – $25,000 in funding to help restore the log cabins located at the park

The remaining balance in the fund if the council approves the board’s requests will be $38,992.56.

Black Hills/Iowa Gas Utility, LLC (Black Hills Energy) is requesting facilities extension agreements to extend natural gas into and within Brewer Creek 5th and 6th subdivisions. The council may approve a resolution authorizing the mayor and city clerk to enter into Facilities Extension agreements with Black Hills Energy to serve natural gas to Brewer Creek 5th and 6th subdivisions.

The city is desiring to waive the requirement that all improvements be completed prior to the approval of the final plats of Brewer Creek Estates 5th and 6th Additions. The council may approve a resolution granting an exception to the subdivision regulations for the proposed Final Plats of Brewer Creek 5th and 6th Additions.

According to the council packet, the Planning and Zoning Commission met on June 12 and recommended that the council waive the requirement that all improvements be completed before approval of the Final Plats for both Brewer Creek 5th and 6th Additions. After the final plats are approved, prices can be set for the lots and can start to be sold.

If the desire to waive the requirements is approved, the council may approve the Final Plats for both Brewer Creek Estates 5th and 6th Additions.

The council may approve a request from Webster City Fire Chief Chuck Stansfield to accept a bid for concrete work at the fire station. According to the council packet, the concrete parking lot and front apron at the fire station has been cracking and spalling, causing the back parking lot of the station to have poor drainage issues.

There will be a Town Hall meeting on Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at the Webster City Middle School commons.

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