H/M grant funding on Monday Council agenda

Council to also hear requests to refinance loans from two child care facilities

The City Council of Webster City will tonight consider the recommendations from the Hotel/Motel Tax Board funding of grants to eight local organizations. The council meets at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall.

The eight organizations and their requests are as follows:

• Career Ag Academy: requested $50,000; $20,000 recommended funding

• City of Webster City: Solar Art Sculpture in City Plaza; requested $6,153; $5,000 recommended

• Jane Young House Foundation: Front and back porch repairs; requested $5,805.80; $4,000 recommended

• Legacy Learning Boone River Valley: social media marketing: requested $15,051; $5,000 recommended

• LIFT WC Inc.: Reinstall working bathrooms at Elks Building; requested $15,000; $15,000 recommended

• Sons of the American Legion: Webster City Fly-in Lunch: requested $1,813.67; $1,500 recommended

•TTMM Promotions dba Hamilton County Speedway: Marketing for 6th Annual Summit USRA Nationals; requested $15,000; $6,000 recommended

• Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee: First courthouse renovations: requested $30,000; $8,000 recommended

The requests for this round of grants totaled $138,823.47 with an available balance of $79,063.47. The board recommended funding a total of $64,500.

Two child care centers asked to be placed on the agenda to discuss the possibility of refinancing loans. Representatives of Webster City Day Care and Riverview Early Childhood Center will address the council.

A public hearing on the 2019 Water Main Repair Project will be held at 6:05 p.m. The council is expected to approve the plans and specifications and the form of contract as well as the estimate of cost for the project. They are further expected to award the contract for the project. According to a council memo, one bid was received from Castor Construction of Fort Dodge in the amount of $168,758.

The council will also consider a change order to the Wilson Brewer Park Cabin Foundation project with Peterson Construction. According to a council memo, Peterson Construction completed the foundation work for the new placement of the log cabins at the park. The project did not include the relocation of the chimneys to the new location along with the cabins. An additional $21,176.50 is being requested from the city to pay the balance of the project, according to the memo.

A request for an extension to the preliminary plat approval concerning Dean’s Ridge Subdivision of Webster City is also on the agenda.