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GLENWOOD CITY—The City Council heard from the local Library Director Katie Schneider about upcoming events planned by the Library. She informed the council that they would like to move events from inside the Library to the outside for this fall.
Schneider spoke about a program that would partner with local businesses and meet at those businesses with a program called Ladies Night: Brush Strokes. The event will have room for 40 people and she noted that the program filled up in four hours after it was announced.
She also noted that the library is planning to hold an outdoor drive in movie at Glen Hills Park in October, which will be free to the public.
In November the Library will be hosting a Wine Tasting event with Tristan Pitre, Master Court of Sommelier, as he will be teaching the class. This event is open to 40 people and there will be a $15.00 cost for registration. She noted that the library would be decorating the basement and providing cheese, meat and crackers for the event. Later in the meeting the council approved a temporary Class B picnic license to the Friends of the Library to hold the wine tasting program.
Schneider informed the council that they would be painting the basement of the library for future events and she will be getting quotes from contractors to paint the exterior of the building next spring. She also drew the attention to the new signs that have been installed on Pine Street at the Library.
Council member Robert Unruh reported that the summer recreation program has a “Good chunk of money already” for the scoreboard fund. He noted that with the donation from the Lions Club and the City they should be able to get those boards for all three fields by next year. Last month the council heard that the cost of those three boards would be around $10,000.
During his report, Police Chief Robert Darwin explained the program for new body cameras and cameras in the police cars and had a cost figure of some $11,550 for the new and advanced system. He also spoke briefly about the need to replace one of the squad cars the department has.
Mayor John Larson questioned the chief about his choice if he had to choose between the cameras or a new police car. To which Darwin stated that the car would be his choice as members of he department spend most of their time in the vehicle.
The mayor also noted that there is a meeting between the City Council and member of the local Chamber about the old school building and what plan the city should proceed on. The mayor noted that this meeting would be a brain storming session about what to do at the old school site.
The council found out last month that to clean up the site from asbestos and lead paint would run about $100,000 and to raze the structure would cost between $300,000 and $500,000 after the clean up of asbestos.
The meeting will be next Tuesday evening, September 24th, at the City Hall.
The mayor noted that the annual meeting between the municipalities that received service from the local ambulance and fire departments will be held at the fire station next Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
Kevin Oium of Cedar Corporation explained to the council a pay request from August Winter and Sons for work done at the City’s Waste Water treatment facility. The pay request is for $290,928 for underground piping, testing and the standby generator. He noted that to date the city has paid out about $820,000 on the $1.8 million dollar project.
In other action the council approved a burning permit for Al Schrank at 115 First Street.
They also approved Operator’s license to the following: Alison D. Ziemer, Kyle D. Peterson, Violetta M. Studley, Amy Johnson, Lauryn L. Steinberger, Shelly L. Fisher and Sarah E. Sirek.