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Council sets meeting about street improvement project

GLENWOOD CITY — The City Council approved setting a public information meeting about the summer street improvement project. The project involves Third and Elm Streets near the old school.

Kevin Oium of Cedar Corporation presented a time line for the project to the council at their regular meeting Monday night, April 1st, and the first item was to have a informational meeting. Members of the council wanted the area residents to be notified about the project and Oium stated that he would get a list from the city clerk and a letter would be sent to area home owners.

At the Council Committee of the Whole meeting of March 18, members recommended that the city pay for the entire project and no special assessments would be assessed against property owners along the project. They also recommended that sidewalks on Elm Street, east of Third and on Third Street north of Third be abandoned.

The council approved these two recommendations at the regular meeting of April 1st. According to Oium’s time line construction would begin in June and be completed by the end of August.

Change of Time for Music

The council listened to a request from Marilyn Wheeler of the M & M Bar on First Street. They have summer activities outside and each year present the council with a list of the activities. Wheeler presented a list of the seven events that are scheduled at this time and indicated that there could be one more.

Four of these events are at night with outdoor music and she requested that the council allow for a time change. She indicated that at present the time limit is from 7 to 11 p.m. and she would like to have it changed to 8 to midnight. The council approved this change for up to five events.

In other city business the council was introduced to Ray and John Weddle, who are in the process of opening up an establishment on Main Street in the former Packman’s building. They will be calling it the Fort Bar and Grill. They requested the council’s approval on a permit for a sign that was slightly bigger than the city ordinance allowed. The council approved this request and an operator’s license for Johnathan R. Weddle.

The council will address the license for this establishment at a special meeting on April eight. The notice for the application for a retail license is published in this edition of the Tribune Press Reporter.

The council listened to a report from School District administrator Tim Emholtz with an update on the three building projects that are planned for the school.

The council also listened to the police department’s report from Chief Robert Darwin, who informed the council that his department had a search warrant at a residence in the city and that could lead to the arrest of two on drug charges with a complaint filed with the District Attorney’s office.

Darwin also informed the council about an upcoming mock crash set at the High School for May First. “The message to the students is not to drink,” Darwin said. It will correspond with Prom and all high school students are to participate in the event. The council also approved spending up to five hundred dollars for a new camera for the police department.