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GLENWOOD CITY — The City Council listened to David Caress, the City’s Public Works Director tell about a couple of problems they had at the recently completed improvements at the Waste Water Treatment Facility.
First, Caress noted that the three pumps at the main lift station ran continuously during the recent heavy rainstorms and that they found that two of the three pumps had rags entangled in the impellers.
Another problem that has developed is that the electrical panels overheated during the hot weather. Those panels are out in the sunshine and they recorded high temperatures recently that caused a problem at the facility. Mayor John Larson expressed his frustration over the problem saying, “that’s very disappointing.” He thought it may be a design fault.
Caress also noted that the heavy rain caused the creek to overflow and sent water over 320th Street near the Waste Water Treatment facility. But he noted that there were not any major problems from the rain within the city as compared to the area townships.
Caress also informed the Council about the planned chip sealing of several streets and alleys that is scheduled to start on Wednesday, July 22. He also noted that well number three is ready to be put back on line just waiting for approval from the state.
Caress also addressed the water problem in the basement of the Library as did the Katie Schneider, the Library Director.
Police Chief Robert Darwin gave the Council an update on the new body cameras that the department is seeking. “We will be testing a couple of different brands to see which ones are best for us,” he told the Council. Darwin informed the Council that one of his officers, Tyler Hiller is resigning to take a full time position with the Baldwin Police Department.
In other action the Council approved operator’s licenses to Shannon J. Williams, Lisa A. Berends and Shelby L. Fisher. They also heard a request from Robert and Danielle Unruh for an application to the Zoning Board of appeals to allow them to construct an out building on a lot next to their home. But City Attorney Autumn Lindquist informed the Council that they would only need a conditional use permit.
Librarian Schneider reported that the next Movie Night in the park is set for this Thursday, July 23rd and informed the council about the donation they received to make the event a success at the first “Movie in the Park on June 25th.
The Council approved the appointment of Vickie Schmidt as a new library board member.
Council member Robert Unruh reported that there aren’t any programs for summer rec. this year with Mayor Larson noting how strange it was not to see all the kids at Hinman Park during this warm weather.
Tribune editor Carlton DeWitt presented the city with a framed picture of the City’s Main Street that was taken in 1955.