Kwik star hearing nixed, comments from residents still heard by council
A public hearing that was originally scheduled for Monday night’s city council meeting was cancelled. A request from applicant Kwik Star was withdrawn, according to the council packet. Although the public hearing did not occur, one local woman came to the meeting to express her support of the business coming to Webster City.
Webster City resident Luanne Tanner presented the council with a sheet of signatures of locals who are pro-Kwik Star coming to the area located near Superior Street and Fairmeadow Drive.
“We just have signatures here that are for having Kwik Star come into Webster City,” said Tanner. “We have over 100 signatures of people that are in favor.”
“Thank you for your consideration,” Tanner added.
LuAnn Jackson, Administrator of Hamilton County Veteran Affairs, spoke about the “Remembering Our Fallen” Memorial Wall display. This display will be hosted by the Hamilton County Veteran Affairs.
Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce Director Linda Christianson provided an update to the council about past and upcoming activities.
“We’ve had a very busy summer in Webster City,” said Christianson. “The chamber hosted numerous events throughout the summer.”
Christianson mentioned popular past events that the community took part in including:
• Lynx pep rally and tailgate with Music in the Park
• 31st Annual Doodlebug Club of America Reunion
• Annual Chamber Golf Outing
• Business After Hours event
The last Chamber coffee was hosted by Boman Funeral Home. The December Chamber coffee will be hosted by Hamilton County Extension.
According to Christianson, the public is welcome to come to the following upcoming ribbon cuttings for local businesses:
• Lions Park, Thursday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m.
• Salon Meraki (formerly pHairytales), Monday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. with open house to follow at 6 p.m.
• US Cellular, Friday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m.
“The Chamber continually promotes our local business community so they can continue and thrive,” Christianson said.
Ladies Night Out is happening on Thursday, Oct. 19 from noon to 9 p.m.
“A number of great prizes are being offered so we ask all the ladies to bring their friends and take advantage of this great promotion,” said Christianson.
Christianson also stressed the importance of shopping locally.
“Please shop locally first,” Christianson said.
The council also discussed lot pricing for Brewer Creek 5th and 6th Additions.
Christianson urged the community and local businesses to share their upcoming events on the Chamber’s community calendar.
A consensus was reached by the council to look at the possibility of decreasing lot prices and taking into consideration the opinion of realtors in town along with information received from local banking institutions. No action was taken on this item during the meeting.
The council also approved the following Monday evening:
• The first reading of a proposed ordinance to modify speed regulations on Beach Street.
• The first reading of a proposed ordinance amending the fireworks ordinance in the city. If approved, residents would be able to use consumer fireworks only from 10 a.m. on July 4 until 12:00 a.m. on July 5 of each year.
• A resolution authorizing a final payment of $19,300.72 and retainage of $29,063.17 to be paid in 30 days to Wick’s Construction, Inc., of Decorah, for completion of contract for the Lyons Creek Pedestrian Bridge and Sidewalk Extension project.
• A resolution authorizing retainage of $22,307.96 to be paid in 30 days to Jensen Builders, Inc., of Fort Dodge, for completion of contract for the 2017 PCC Pavement Repair Project.
• A request from Webster City Fire Chief Chuck Stansfield for additional work to the concrete replacement project at the Webster City Fire Department in the amount of $15,386.39.