City Council has a short but interesting meeting
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The Glenwood City Council had a very short but interesting meeting Monday evening when Glenwood City elementary student council members, opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Those members were Nash Stahl, Macie Voeltz, McKinley Olson, Mallory Phillips, Sophia Giammattei and Riley Unruh.
Council President Rob Unruh led the meeting and had praises for several city departments, while the council heard reports about the surveys of the old school property and Saddle Club grounds, in an open meeting that lasted under a half an hour.
Lynn McIntyre and Greg Adams from Cedar Corporation addressed the council about those surveys. McIntyre, at last months meeting, had informed the council that in order to sell the old school property, the city would have to abandon one block of Fourth Street and an alley that was plotted over the old school property. The one block of Fourth Street was plotted on city maps, but never constructed. That one block is between East Oak Street and Elm Street.
McIntyre told the council that Tribune Press Reporter publisher Carlton DeWitt had searched the old files of the Glenwood City Tribune and found printed evidence that the city council back in February of 1957 had abandon that one block of Fourth Street, but that the alley would still needed to be abandoned.
President Unruh praised several departments for their work including the city crew who worked overtime, he said, to keep up with the weather. Praised Librarian Rochelle Karlson for her work with the installation of new shelving. Unruh also praised City Clerk/Treasurer Sharon Rosenow for getting a $1,200 grant to be used for election updates.
On the table before members of the council were new city owned computers. A Tribune Press Reporter editorial promoted the idea of the city owning council members computers. With the city owned computers, all city business can be stored on those computers instead of each member using their own private computers that could expose council members private information to public scrutiny.
Unruh also noted several items involving local police officers including one officer using Google to get a warrant, another that helped a women that fell while walking her dog and that fall set off her cell phone to call 911 and that officer checked with her to make sure every thing was ok.
In her Library report, Karlson, told the council; “Only half of the shelves are installed and already in use. Our wall units came with the wrong parts and we were told that they would be shipped out last week.” She said that they are still missing four units and she had no word on what happen to them. She also reported that last year the library had 152 programs with 2,945 attendees and experienced 7,500 walk ins.
In other action the council approved a pay request from Albrightson Excavating for $12,550.90 for work at the old school property. Adams informed the council that they were withhold some $4744 until some small items that still had to be finished in the spring. They also approved an operator’s licenses application for Spencer D. Peterson.
At the end of the open meeting the council went into a closed session to discuss employee wages and benefits.