December 31, 2013 - 3:34 pm - Posted in News

up loco union pacificAshton, Iowa — A train derailment near Ashton overnight early Tuesday has caused some headaches for Union Pacific.

The railroad says about 12:20 AM, a Union Pacific train going from Council Bluffs, Iowa to St. Paul, Minnesota experienced a 23-car derailment between Ashton and Ritter.

Union Pacific spokesperson Mark Davis says there were no injuries.

He says that of the 23 rail cars derailed – – 21 were empty and two rail cars were loaded with scrap metal. Heavy equipment is on scene and crews are working through the day to move the derailed cars and repair the track that was damaged as the result of the derailment.

There is no estimate yet when the line will reopen or the cause of the derailment.

A couple of reminders from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources………………..

All 2013 Iowa hunting and fishing licenses expire on January 10, 2014.  All hunters and anglers will need a 2014 license to hunt or fish beginning January 11, 2014.

Iowa’s pheasant, late muzzleloader and archery deer, and archery fall turkey seasons close on January 10th.  The January antlerless deer season is January 11 to 19, in select counties.  Fur-bearer seasons, squirrel, quail, partridge and grouse remain open until January 31st.

Rabbit season is open until February 28th.  Crow season is January 14th to March 31st.  Beaver trapping season closes on April 15th.

For waterfowl, the north zone Canada goose season closes on January 3rd, and the light goose season closes on January 12th.  The south zone for Canada goose season closes January 10th and the light goose season closes January 17th.  The Missouri River zone Canada goose season and light goose season both close on January 17th.

The light goose conservation order season is open January 18th to April 15th statewide; additional regulations apply.

December 28, 2013 - 4:18 pm - Posted in News

Kirk GrauSibley, Iowa — Osceola County has lost their economic development director.

According to Porter Funeral Home, Kirk Grau, who was 60 years old, died on Monday, December 23rd at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls after a lengthy battle with esophageal cancer. Grau was originally from Inwood.

Grau had a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and History from the University of South Dakota and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, also from USD. Grau worked in seven different states at community and development agencies. He spent the last 18 years in Sibley with the Osceola County Economic Development Commission. His latest achievement was an Industrial Park in Sibley which has been named after him. He was chairman of the Northwest Iowa Developers Association.

ice power lines sxcDes Moines, Iowa — The campaign to get federal assistance to help pay to repair northwest Iowa rural electric lines after this spring’s ice storm has received some more help.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) submitted an appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the reconsideration of an earlier FEMA decision to deny funding to four rural electric cooperatives (REC) in northwest Iowa in the aftermath of an ice storm that struck the state earlier this year.

The April 9, 2013, storm caused millions of dollars in damage to electrical utility lines in five Iowa counties: Dickinson, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola and Sioux. The damage was so extensive that a Presidential Disaster Declaration was issued on May 6, 2013.

FEMA originally denied funding to restore the downed utility lines in the amount of $19 million on August 30, 2013. The reason FEMA gave for the denial was because the utilities did not conduct “comprehensive laboratory testing.”

Branstad says they hope FEMA will come to a fair and just decision regarding this REC appeal. He says the funding is important for the recovery of Iowa communities, and denying such assistance could result in a financial burden for the customers of these cooperatives.

HSEMD filed the appeal in conjunction with Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, Lyon Rural Electric Cooperative, Osceola Electric Cooperative, and Sanborn Electric and Telecommunications Utility. FEMA has 90 days from the date they receive the appeal to make an evaluation and then, issue a determination.

December 18, 2013 - 3:19 pm - Posted in News

Katie Knobbe WebBy Katie Knobbe, Nutrition and Health Specialist

The holidays can be a difficult time of the year to avoid overindulging, but with a little planning, it can be done. Studies show that the average American gains 1 to 2 pounds during the holiday season and will not burn the excess weight later.

Helpful tips to avoid excess weight include:

Follow the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time, you follow your healthy-eating plan, but 20% of the time, you may indulge in small portions of those once-a-year favorites.

If you don’t love it, don’t eat it. Eye all of your food options and then opt for smaller portions of unhealthier foods you can’t resist.

Wait 20 minutes before going up for second helpings. It takes your stomach 20 minutes to relay to your brain that you are full.

Don’t starve yourself during the day if you plan on going to a big dinner party because you’re more likely to eat more when you’re hungry. It’s best to fill up on foods such as fruits, vegetables, low-fat yogurt and whole grains.

Choose healthy options at parties such as the white meat of turkey with no skin, pumpkin pie with fat-free topping, cranberries or roasted vegetables.

If you have to bring a dish, make a healthy option. Simple substitutions include using chicken stock, fat-free yogurt, light cream cheese, and low-fat milk in place of high-fat ingredients. Substitute non-fat yogurt or applesauce for oil in baked goods.

Watch your drinks. The average cup of eggnog has 350 calories. Stick with low-calorie drinks such as sparkling water, coffee or tea.

Keep exercising! Exercise not only burns off those excess calories, but provides energy and reduces stress.

Finally, enjoy your meal. Don’t be in a rush. Sit down, converse with people, savor the food you’re eating and avoid standing near the food. If you do end up over indulging, don’t beat yourself up too much and start fresh when you eat your next meal.

Offer your guests plenty of low-calorie beverages such as diet soda, sparkling water, or a low-calorie punch.

Indeed, the average American consumes approximately 4,500 calories and 229 grams fat from eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. That doesn’t include breakfast, lunch, or late-night snacking on leftovers.

December 18, 2013 - 11:51 am - Posted in Obituaries

Benard R. Butler, Sr., age 86, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Prairie View Home in Sanborn, Iowa. He will be cremated.

Memorial Services will be Monday, December 23, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley, Iowa. Rev. Terry Simm officiating.  Burial to follow at the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

There will be no visitation.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Bernard R. Butler Sr.

Benard Roy Butler, Sr. was born on April 29, 1927 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was one of four sons born to Ralph and Phyllis (Weller) Butler. Benard’s mother passed away when he was 15 years old. His father was the third hired employee of Sioux Falls Gas Company. As a teen, Benard helped his father dig the first natural gas lines that came into Sioux Falls. He and his brothers, Al, Harry and Ralph Jr., helped their father build a basement home on North Lewis Avenue. Benard attended Washington High School which has now been renovated into the Washington Pavilion. His fondest memory was at age 15, buying a 1936 Chrysler that his uncle had owned and refurbishing the car back to drive-ability, all with wages earned part-time at John Morrell in the lard department. He drove the car for one year and then decided to join the Navy in June of 1944. He went through basic training in Farrugut, Idaho, then to the USS Pitt APA 223 and directly to the Sea of Japan.

He married Erma Humphrey of Luverne, Minnesota in 1946. She stayed in Oceanside, California on base while Benard was at sea.
In 1947, their first daughter, Phyllis was born. Benard re-enlisted and went to a re-training program at Mare Island. In 1948, a son was born, Benard Butler Jr. After his re-training he was re-assigned to USS Mt. McKinley and went to sea. In 1949, a daughter Sandra Butler was born and in 1950, a son Kim Butler was born.

Benard served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After Vietnam, he went into officer’s school and made rank of CS1. He retired from the Navy as a 30 year Naval Veteran and became a Fleet Reserve Member. He committed his life to this county, at sea, and paid the cost of being away from his family.

He has crossed over the equator several times and sailed all over the world. His favorite place, that represented the most beauty in life, was Morocco.

In retirement, Ben owned his own semi-truck and trailer. He hauled water for Ramona, California and lumber from Washington State. He also ran a heavy equipment rental business.

In 1983, he moved to Kanab, Utah, bought a lot, cleared it with heavy equipment and moved a manufactured home onto the site. He studied horticulture and took pride in his flower beds and landscaping and loved to tinker in his shop. Ben has always flown the American Flag properly and with great pride. He always found time for hunting and fishing with his brothers and grandchildren. Ben was a lifetime member of Bass Masters.

He has lived in 7 or 8 different states and always found his way back to the Sioux Falls area. In 2011, Ben moved back to his roots and was a resident of Prairie View Manor in Sanborn, Iowa. Erma passed away in January of 2012. On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, Ben passed away at Prairie View.

Those left to cherish his memories are his children, Phyllis and husband Joe Mills of Spring Valley, CA, Benard Roy Jr. and wife Sandy Butler of Sibley, IA, Sandra Antell of Rohnert Park, CA, Tom Butler of Sheldon, IA, Kim Butler of Spring Valley, CA; ten grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Butler of Bossier City, LA and one sister-in-law, Doreen Butler of Sioux Falls, SD.

marijuana pot sxcSibley, Iowa — A Sibley man received a sentence of probation and 20 days in jail last week for a felony drug offense.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 23-year-old Paul Mitchell Nasers of Sibley pled guilty last week to Possession With The Intent to Manufacture or Deliver Marijuana, a Class D Felony and Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor.

Court records indicate that the crimes happened on March 4, 2013.

Nasers is to pay the minimum fine of $1065 and a 35% surcharge of $372.75, court costs, and restitution of all court-appointed attorney fees. For the Felony charge he was sentenced to five years in prison, with all time suspended if he serves two years’ probation. For the Serious Misdemeanor Nasers was sentenced to 20 days in the Osceola County Jail with work release being authorized for verified employment.

December 16, 2013 - 3:51 pm - Posted in Obituaries

DRENTH, Judy picJudy K. Drenth, age 68 of Spencer,  formerly of Sibley, died Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Country View Manor in Sibley.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 19th at First Presbyterian Church in Sibley, with Rev. Terry Simm officiating.

Burial will be Thursday afternoon at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 18th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

For a complete obituary and online registry please visit: jurrensfuneralhome.com

Judy Kay (Pearson) Drenth was born January 13, 1945 at Sibley, IA the daughter of Hazel (Earl) and George Pearson. Judy attended country school at Allendorf, IA. Her family moved to Archer, IA in 1954 when she attended school in Archer and Sheldon. She graduated from Sheldon High School in 1964. In December of 1965, she was united in marriage to Clayton Drenth at Archer, IA. They lived in Sheldon until 1973, when they moved to Spencer, IA. In 1987 they moved to Las Vegas and in 1991 returned to Spencer. Over the years she worked for various places, along with caring for her mother. Judy enjoyed making phone calls to her family, playing bingo, cards and marbles, watching game shows on TV and playing hearts on her computer. She was a gracious caregiver for her mother and others. Judy was a loving mother and grandmother; she loved to spend time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Throughout most of her adult life she experienced many health issues and never complained about her situation. As Judy’s health declined she became a resident of the Country View Manor in Sibley, IA, where she died this past Sunday evening, December 15, 2013, at the age of 68.

She is survived by her son, Troy Drenth(special friend, Scherri Ralston) of Las Vegas, NV; three grandchildren, Justin (wife, Jessica) Drenth, Jacob Drenth and Danielle Drenth; her sisters, Phyllis Johns of Sibley; Gerry Rusche of Sibley; Dee (Jerry) Saunders of Paullina, IA and Joan Schuck of Sibley, IA; her special friend, Jim LeStrange of Spencer, IA; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, George and Hazel; her brother, Burdell Pearson and her sister, Patsy Van Dyke.

For a complete obituary and online registry please visit: jurrensfuneralhome.com

December 16, 2013 - 8:05 am - Posted in News

gavel_sxcSibley, Iowa — A Sanborn man has been found guilty of Operating While Intoxicated after an accident in June.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 25-year-old Marc Daniel Gibbons of Sanborn was found guilty of Operating While Intoxicated, Second Offense. They say that on June 11, 2013, Gibbons was charged with OWI 2nd Offense (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Driving while Suspended (Simple Misdemeanor), and Open Container (Simple Misdemeanor).

Gibbons was arrested after a witness saw him strike a bridge with his vehicle and then flee. Gibbons was found in a private drive trying to repair the vehicle. During the investigation it was found that Gibbons was allegedly suspended from driving. It was also found that Gibbons was allegedly operating the vehicle while intoxicated and allegedly had an open container in the vehicle.

He has now been ordered to pay a fine of $1850, costs, and surcharges, in addition to restitution of any court-appointed attorney fees. He was sentenced to two years in prison with all but seven days suspended. He will also serve two years’ probation and undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete a course for drinking drivers.

December 14, 2013 - 3:36 pm - Posted in News

sibleytowerCity Of Sibley Council Proceedings

REGULAR SESSION DECEMBER 9, 2013
The City Council of the City of Sibley met in regular session at 5:00 o’clock PM on December 9, 2013. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Johnson. Council Members present were Pedley, Groote and Buchholtz. Absent Nobles and Henningsen. Also present at the meeting City Administrator Dan Janssen, City Clerk Kris Vipond.
Motion by Groote seconded by Buchholtz to approve the agenda. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Motion by Pedley seconded by Groote to approve the consent agenda as follows: approve minutes from previous meeting, approve bills and bills paid in vacation. All voted Aye. Nay none.

BILLS SUBMITTED
ADVANCED SYSTEMS COPIER MAINT 19.80
AHLERS,COONEY RAIL SPUR PROJ 2,054.14
ALLIANT ENERGY GAS 1,367.13
AMAZON BOOKS 232.72
BAKER & TAYLOR BOOKS 425.30
BARCO BOLT 138.09
BECHLER, DAN MEETINGS/CALLS 571.00
BORDER STATES LUG 12.30
BUTLER, AUSTIN MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 140.00
BUTLER, JAY MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 519.00
BUTLER, ZACH MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 141.00
CARDA, DALE MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 502.00
CHEMCO INC RINSE AID/SURCHARGE 167.15
CITY OF SIBLEY CAF MED 643.66
BRYAN CLARK MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 571.00
COLLECTION SERV CENTER MISC DED 67.19
COOPERATIVE ENERGY DIESEL 3,012.16
COVENTRY HEALTH CAF HEALTH 21,387.60
DEMCO TAPE/DVD CASE 220.79
DYNO OIL SAMPLE KIT 23.10
EAST, VANDER WOUDE AUDIT 6,022.15
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 8,194.66
FERGUSON ENT SADDLE/COUPLING 267.08
FERGUSON WATERWORKS RADIO READ METERS 2,364.84
FIRST NATIONAL BANK IDRIVE 288.33
FISHER, HENRY JANITOR 200.00
GREGORY FUNK MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 490.00
GRIMM BETH MTG LUNCH 7.48
HABBEN, GALEN MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 436.00
NICK HEIDEBRINK MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 359.00
HERRMANN, SHILO MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 309.00
HICKORY TECH PHONE SERV 86.55
HILLYARD TIOLET PAPER 83.89
BROCK HINDT MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 278.00
HULS, KEN MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 659.00
IMWCA WORK COMP 4,488.00
IOWA INFORMATION CLUBHOUSE MGR AD 153.09
IOWA ONE CALL LOCATE CALLS 28.80
IPERS IPERS 11,355.73
JANSSEN, SHANE MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 171.00
JCL SOLUTIONS TOWELS/TISSUE 156.91
JEDDELOH INC OIL CHANGE 256.92
JIM BLUM SURVEYING SURVEY-RAILROAD 4,545.00
SCOTT KLAASSEN MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 559.00
LANGE, CHRISTIAN MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 515.00
LELOUX DIVERSIFIED SEPTIC PUMPING 135.00
LEWIS & CLARK LOBBYING CHARGE 1,529.00
LOCAL UNION UNION DUES 436.05
MATALONI, CONNIE MTG GAS/MEAL 60.26
MPLC MOTION PICTURE LICENSE 106.78
MYERS, DAVID MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 547.00
NAPA AUTO PARTS PREST HD/CLAMP 895.40
NOVELTY MACHINE REBUILD ASSEMBLY 1,707.60
NW IA AREA LANDFLL GATE FEES 2,715.04
O’LEARY AVIATION TELEPHONE 35.00
OSCEOLA CO GAZETTE DESK CALENDAR 840.13
OSCEOLA ELECTRIC COOP LEGAL FEES-CHEMSOL 5,111.00
PALSROK, CHRIS MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 143.00
PEDLEY, LARRY MILEAGE 64.98
PETTY CASH GLOVES 85.97
PLIC SBD GRAND ISLAND LIFE FAMILY 191.12
PORCH ON MAIN CONE CERTFICATES 22.50
QUILL CORP RETURN/LABELS 49.35
REGIONAL TRANSIT VEHICLE LEASE 363.16
JAMES REISDORFER MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 341.00
NICOLE ROZEBOOM MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 144.00
ROZEBOOM, RYAN MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 473.00
SCHNEPF LUMBER CEDAR SHIMS 103.00
SCHUMACHER ELEVATOR SCHEDULED MAINT 186.80
SERVICE MASTER CARPET CLEANING 840.00
SIBLEY CHAMBER FUNDING 833.33
SIBLEY HARDWARE LADDER/CHAIN 557.74
SIBLEY PIZZA RANCH PIZZA 36.00
SIBLEY SUPER FOODS APPLES/BANANAS 11.39
SIOUX CITY JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL 208.00
SKARSHAUG TESTING LAB CLEAN & TEST SLEEVES 31.78
STOREY KENWORTHY LIFT-OFF/CARTRIDGE 136.08
STUART C IRBY CO FUSES 695.50
THE LANTERN CATERING 300.00
THE PRESS SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL 24.50
TITLE CO LIENS SEARCH 150.00
TREASURER ST OF IA STATE W/H 3,020.00
UPS SHIP SAMPLE 10.76
CODY VAN ENGEN MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 53.00
DENISE VAN ENGEN MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 265.00
VAN MAANENS INC INSTALL PRINTER/CABLES 1,734.99
VANDE GRIEND, JEFF MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 398.00
WASHINGTON NATIONAL CANCER INS 86.26
WEBER STUMP REMOVAL STUMP REMOVAL 245.00
WIERSMA, JAMES MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 592.00
SCOTT WIERSMA MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 438.00
SHARON WILLEMSSEN CUSTODIAN 100.32
WOLLMUTH, DUSTIN MEETINGS/FIRE CALLS 66.00
WRIGHT EXPRESS GAS 3,889.56
TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 105,499.91
PAYROLL CHECKS NET PAY 24,873.37
***** REPORT TOTAL ***** 130,373.28
VACATION BILLS
Petty Cash Postage 90.20
IPERS IPERS 11,355.73
State Treasurer State W/H 3,020.00
Star Leasing Copier Lease 198.00
Bankers Trust Interest/Fees 78,407.50
Verlyn Smidt Health Ins Reimb 3,902.95
Mike Wedge STEM Supplies 136.00
Sue Starkenberg Refund Deposit 50.00
Martin Reatigo Refund Deposit 69.01
City of Sibley Refund Deposit 790.99
State Treasurer Sales Tax 80.00
FUND TOTAL – Employee Benefits $1,893.86, Electric Improvement $59.68, Rail Spur $6,599.14, General $43,895.75, Electric $38,220.97, Water $33,689.04, Sewer $7,174.05, Garbage $17,011.41, Road Use Tax $7,589.84, Capital Reserve $2,369.77, Golf $3,370.77, Trust & Agency $910.00, Transit $2,011.43, Debt Service $46,722.50, Health Insurance $3,902.95, Water Revenue Sinking $13,052.50.
RECEIPTS SUMMARY – General $86,082.58, Road Use Tax $21,157.23, Employee Benefits $5,754.27, Emergency Fund $349.58, TIF $10,798.70, Revolving Loan Fund $3,752.53, Debt Service $5,611.70, Capital Project $70,876.50, Water $58,395.20, Water Improvement $833.33, 2013 Water Sinking $4,676.00, Sewer $16,731.37, Sewer Relocation $1,737.00, Electric $274,139.61, Trust & Agency $1,425.00, Garbage $20,081.86, Golf $2,108.53, Transit $1,502.52.
Aleene Williams with East, Vander Woude, Grant & Co., P.C. was present at the meeting to present the FY13 audit report. Motion by Buchholtz seconded by Groote to approve the FY13 Audit Report as presented. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Osceola County Economic Development Commission representative Lila Hatting was present at the meeting to update the Council on the 2013 activities of OCEDC and the Community Foundation of Osceola County. She introduced Mike Earll who is temporarily filling in for Kirk Grau while he is on medical leave.
Ken Champine presented Council with pictures of two garages in his alley that he feels are nuisances. Council agreed that they should be repaired or demolished and directed City Attorney Dawson to send a letter regarding the needed repairs (doors/paint) and to notify the property owner of the City’s demolition incentive.
A complaint was received by the water department when they asked to install a remote reader in a home. The property owner was not able to attend the meeting and has asked to reschedule this agenda item.
Motion by Groote seconded by Buchholtz to approve Services Unlimited proposal for Water & Wastewater SCADA Phase 3 in the amount of $42,226.94. All voted Aye. Nay none.
The Mayor announced that this was the time and place for the Public Hearing and meeting on the matter of RICE/NESHAP Compliance Activities. The Mayor then asked the Clerk whether any oral or written objections had been filed. There being no oral or written comments Mayor Johnson declared the Public Hearing closed. Council reviewed bids for the RICE/NESHAP Compliance Activities as follows: Fairbanks Morse Engine, Beloit, WI $391,453.04, Capital City Boiler & Machine Works, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa $457,483.00, Wolin & Associates, Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa $479,351.92 and Farabee Mechanical, Inc., Hickman, NE $537,800.00. Motion by Buchholtz seconded by Groote to accept low bid from Capital City Boiler & Machine Works, Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa in the amount of $457,483.00 with an alternate aluminum jacket in the amount of $8,920.00 with a total amount of $466,403.00. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Motion by Pedley seconded by Groote to approve the amendment letter from Union Pacific Railroad extending the Survey Period, Feasibility Period and Closing Date on the sale of the railroad property. All voted Aye. Nay none.
The Mayor announced that this was the time and place for the Public Hearing and meeting on the matter of the Rail Spur Improvements. The Mayor then asked the Clerk whether any oral or written objections had been filed. There being no oral or written comments Mayor Johnson declared the Public Hearing closed. Council reviewed bids for the Rail Spur Improvements as follows: Trackworks, Sleepy Eye, MN $1,399,184.40. City Attorney Dawson asked Engineer Heafy if he had reviewed the bids (yes, and he found no reason to exclude any items) and whether there were any other known potential bidders (none that he is aware of). No action was taken as Council was advised that they could not accept any bid until the purchase of the railroad from Union Pacific was finalized and financing was in place.
City Administrator Janssen is working with bond attorneys on funding in the form of an annual appropriations bond and TIF. A meeting has been scheduled for bond counsel, staff and two Council representatives as the first step in the process.
Councilperson Groote introduced Resolution No 1253-13 Resolution of Intention to Dispose of City Owned Real Estate and moved that the same be adopted. Councilperson Buchholtz seconded the motion to adopt. The roll call was called and the vote was Aye 3. Nay 0. The Public Hearing will be held at 5:00 P.M. on the 23rd day of December 2013 in the Council Chambers.
Councilperson Buchholtz introduced Resolution No 1254-13 Supporting Proposed Revisions to Chapter 28E (Unified Law Enforcement) Provisions of the Iowa Code and moved that the same be adopted. Councilperson Pedley seconded the motion to adopt. The roll was called and the vote was Aye 3. Nay 0.
Applications to lease and/or manage the Golf Clubhouse for 2014 were discussed. Council asked the City Clerk to schedule meetings with each applicant to individually discuss their plan before a decision is made.
Administrators report was given.
Motion by Groote seconded by Buchholtz to adjourn at 6:20 P.M. All voted Aye. Nay none.

Jerry Johnson
Mayor
ATTEST:
Kristen L. Vipond
City Clerk