Council to hear Chamber Update

Hearing to be set for 605 Second St. demolition project

The City Council of Webster City will hear an update from the Chamber of Commerce Monday night during the council’s regular session at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Sampson Room of Fuller Hall due to the remodeling going on at City Hall.

Jen Peterman, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, and Denise Smith, membership director, will present an update and discuss the upcoming Junquefest event planned for Memorial Day Weekend.

They will also present a request for street and parking lot closings for Junquefest.

The council will accept the resignation of Kristen Crystal from the Hotel/Motel Tax Board.

A public hearing on the plans and specifications for the demolition of the former Fuhs Pastry Shop building at 605 Second St. According to a council memo from Public Works Director Ken Wetzler, the work involves demolishing the existing building, common wall repair, and site restoration. More specifically shoring up the building roof and ceilings, filling in missing bricks and holes, weather proofing the common wall and waterproofing the basement common wall prior to back filling.

He stated in the memo that the probable demolition and project costs would be around $170,000.

The Council is expected to set the public hearing for May 20.

A motion from the Line Department for the purchase an aerial bucket truck will be considered and they council will hear a motion on a request from the engineering tech/project coordinator to seek bids for 2019 concrete street patching.

Second Street improvements will also be discussed by the Council.


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