Public hearing cancelled

Petition to rezone withdrawn by Kwik Star

The public hearing originally scheduled for 5:50 p.m. at tonight’s city council meeting concerning the proposed rezoning of property located in an area west of Superior Street and north of Fairmeadow drive has been cancelled. This item has been cancelled due to the withdrawal of petition by the applicant, Kwik Star.

A public hearing will be held tonight at 5:45 p.m. concerning the proposed use of property at 1700 Second St. The original request to rezone this property was from VeroBlue. The council may approve the amended use of “pre-nursery, raising early lifecycle fish prior to the larger grow-out facility” to be located at 1700 Second Street.

The council will discuss lot prices for Brewer Creek Additions 5 and 6.

WBHP update

Gary Groves, Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee Chairperson, will provide an update on the Wilson Brewer Park project.

The council may approve entering into an agreement with Schlotfeldt Engineering Inc. for engineering services in connection with the Wilson Brewer Park Cabins project. The cost to hire Schlotfeldt Engineering would be $5,900. The money for this project would be paid out of the Wilson Brewer Fund Account that is held with the city. These funds are mainly from previous donations to the project.

Over the past year, the Wilson Brewer Park Historical Committee has been working on a plan to restore and preserve the buildings at the park. The first phase of this project would entail moving the log cabins to the east of their current location to avoid future water and rain damage.

The entire project is estimated to cost $120,000. This would include grading of the new proposed cabins’ site east of their current location, the construction of new foundations, flooring, hiring a building moving contractor, log replacement, log re-chinking, and new roofs on both cabins.

Community updates

LuAnn Jackson, Administrator of Hamilton County Veteran Affairs, will speak 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 will be at Monday evening’s meeting to provide an update to the council about upcoming activities.

The second reading of a proposed ordinance to amend city ordinances to add a stop sign on Fairmeadow Drive at Beach Street may be approved. The installation of posts and signs is estimated at $500.

The first reading of a proposed ordinance to amend city ordinances to modify speed regulations on Beach Street may be approved. If this proposed ordinance would be approved, special 35 mile per hour speed zones would be in effect on Beach Street from Wall Street to a point 2,130 feet south of Wall Street and Beach Street from a point 2,130 feet south of Wall Street north to Wall Street. If approved, this ordinance would put into effect 45 mile per hour speed zones on Beach Street from a point 3400 feet south of Wall Street north to a point 2,130 feet south of Wall Street.

The first reading of a proposed ordinance amending the fireworks ordinance in the city may be approved. 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.

The council may approve 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.

The council may approve 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.

The council may approve a request from Webster City Fire Chief Chuck Stansfield for additional work to the concrete replacement project at the Webster City Fire Department. Due to unforeseen problems, the extra work is estimated to cost $15,386.39.

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