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Keota Council to review clerk applications

By John Butters | Jul 07, 2017

By John Butters. The JOURNAL


KEOTA— City council members will meet at a special meeting scheduled for today, Friday, July 7, at 8 p.m. in city hall to review applications for the position of city clerk and possibly select candidates for interview.

The special meeting was scheduled at Monday’s regular council meeting.

Current City clerk Nikki Osweiler had previusly informed the council that she has accepted an offer by the City of Williamsburg to serve as their city clerk. Her new duties will begin within the month.

Osweiler, who has worked as Keota’s city clerk for seven years, said she would be willing to assist the council in training a new clerk when a hire is made.

In other business, council members approved a request from Dave Fagen to close a portion of Broadway Avenue from noon to 5 p.m. September 3 for Fagen Elevator’s 100-year celebration.

Fagen is planning to provide a tent, chairs, tables and food for the public on that date and wanted to ensure the safety of those attending the event.

Council members approved several resolutions for city appointments. They approved Resolution 2017-16 appointing Linda Allaman as a member Of The Library Board.

Resolution 2017-17 was approved appointing Dan Flynn and Jill Baetsle as new members of the Museum Board.

Osweiler was asked to send a letter to 214 North Ellis concerning the height of the grass in their yard. She will also have a notice put in the paper informing residents that setting off fireworks in city limits is illegal at all times of the year and citations will be issued for this violation.

Officer Doug Conrad submitted his monthly report for the police department. He had 14 complaints/service calls: assault, three burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, forgery, fraud, controlled substance, two assist & service, misc. compliant and two livestock.

He issued one citation for motor vehicle theft/class D felony. He is attempting to contact the owners of 413 W Keokuk concerning the complaints about their property.

Conrad was asked to respond to the fireworks that are being set off in the city, the lawn mowers that are being used as transportation on city streets and children riding their bikes recklessly. He was also asked to monitor the use of golf carts since some are also being used as a mode of transportation.

Council members approved a building permit for D. Cox.

Denny Lyle, Keota Visioning Committee, reviewed phase 1 of the KeWash Trail Head project that is being prepared to go out for bid. Council members approved the bid proposal.

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