Wilson Brewer Historic Park work session is this evening

This evening at 6 p.m. the City Council of Webster City will host the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, Webster City Parks & Recreation and Wilson Brewer Historic Park commissions to iron out how to take the historic park forward together.

Throughout the summer, efforts to initiate some kind of compromise with the city and Hamilton County have failed to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

The Hamilton County Supervisors have offered to gift a parcel of land contiguous to the existing Wilson Brewer Park. It is land that was part of the original gift given to the City of Webster City by descendants of the town’s founder, Wilson Brewer.

The city owns the park through that gift.

The county proposes working together to create a board of trustees that would oversee the park’s future. The trustees would represent both city and county in the proposal.

The existing Wilson Brewer Park Commission has suggested that it be designated as trustees until the next November election, when an elected board of trustees would be on the ballot.

This evening’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of the City Hall of Webster City, 400 Second St.

The meeting can be attended via Zoom using this Meeting ID 812 1466 8463.

The phone number to call to participate via telephone is 1-312-626-6799.

The future of Wilson Brewer Park is the single agenda item.

This meeting arises in the wake of the City Council of Webster City’s decision on Monday, Nov. 21, to table the motion that had been passed by the Wilson Brewer Park Commission asking to be put in control of the park.

The WBP Commission at this time is an advisory commission, meaning any action taken at the park must be approved by the City Council.

After the WBP Commission passed the motion for it to be designated as the park’s trustees, the Parks & Rec group recommended it not be approved by the Council.


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