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City Council to hear report on audit

Meeting to be held via Zoom

The City Council of Webster City will hear a presentation by Williams and Company PC on the 2019-2020 city audit Monday night when the council meets via Zoom at 6 p.m.

The public can join the meeting by entering the meeting code 820 0870 3950. The meeting can also be accessed by visiting the city’s Facebook page.

The council will also hear a presentation and update by RDG Planning and Design on the city’s new comprehensive plan.

The appointment of a representative and alternate representative to the Hamilton County Solid Waste Commission is expected to be made. Councilman Brian Miller is expected to be appointed the representative and Mayor John Hawkins, the alternate.

A change order for the 2020 713 Second St. facade project with Westbrooke Construction will also be considered by the council.

A resolution approving the commitment of matching funds for an application of funding to the Iowa Economic Development Authority Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program for the remediation of 713 Second St. will be reviewed. According to a council memo, the program assists communities with the redevelopment, rehabilitation or deconstruction of buildings to stimulate economic growth or reinvestment in the community. Funds are available for the rehabilitation of one commercial building per community or two buildings with the same ownership that are adjacent. The city must be the applicant and provide financial or in-kind resources. Community Vitality Director Lindsay Henderson said a $100,000 grant would be sought for the interior rehabilitation at the former Elks Building, with a match commitment from the city of up to 50 percent of the grant award.

The council will consider a resolution accepting the Minor Subdivision of Linn Addition in Hamilton County.

The date and time of a public hearing on the proposed offer to buy city owned property at 313 Broadway St., is expected to be set for Feb. 1 at 6:05 p.m.

Several contracts and agreements are also on the agenda for Monday night. A resolution authorizing the mayor and city clerk to enter into Task Order Amendment No. 2 for professional services with DGR Engineering, Rock Rapids, providing for an electrical system study in the amount not to exceed $23,500.

An agreement for the 2021 asphalt joint/crack seal project to Fort Dodge Asphalt Company of Fort Dodge in the amount of $86,086 will be considered.

A three-year agreement with J. Pettiecord Inc., Bondurant, for tree grinding services in the amount of $14,500 per year is also on the agenda.

Prior the start of the business, the council will convene the Fair Housing Board and will elect a chairperson and vice chairperson, along with appointing the investigating committee for the board.

At the close of the meeting, the council will meet in closed session to discuss the purchase or sale of real estate. They will also meet in closed session to evaluate the performance of City Clerk Karyl Bonjour.

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