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Humboldt Independent (Newspaper) - December 18, 1997, Humboldt, Iowa IOWA Weather Inside this week Area Courthouse Classified Community 137 28 USPS 254060 Humboldt il newspaper of Humboldt County December 75 tf New contract means return of boxes A recycling contract with Bennett Recycling of Ottosen was approved by the Humboldt City Council Monday paving the way for the return of recycling drop boxes to the The drop boxes could be back at Fareway and HyVee as soon as this giving rural residents a way to The agreement also means Bennett will drop a claim for tonnage fees against the Humboldt County Landfill City Administrator Dennis Pyle told the council the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors had approved a plan to appropriate to cities in the county that have recycling pro The city of Humboldt will receive of the with the rest of the towns receiving Humboldt received more to help pay part of the costs of the drop Pyle said he then met with Dan who had the low bid for drop boxes back in October when the city solicited A tentative agreement was drawn up between the city and Bennett Recy Some of the highlights of the agreement include Bennett Recycling shall provide a minimum of four recycling drop boxes minimum of 19 cubic yards each within the city of the drop boxes shall be pulled emp tied in a timely Bennett Recycling shall haul all cardboard and newsprint material col at the city of recy cling the city of Humboldt shall pay Bennett per If the num ber of pulls exceeds 35 in one the city shall pay Bennett for each additional Bennett will provide the city with monthly reports on volume of material The contract being prepared this week by the city attorney calls for a two year deal with a one year exten The contract is contingent upon the continued financial support of the Humboldt County Board of sors to the city for rural recycling in an amount not less than per The council approved having the city attorney draw up the contract and authorized Pyle and Mayor Steve Christmas Humboldt who might otherwise spend Christmas Day are invited to a lunch hosted by Faith United Methodist Church in Morehouse at There will be a light soup followed by singing and other special There is no charge io For many Christmas might be a lonely especially if they have no family nearby or are limited in their ability to says Cheryl who with her family is coordinating the We want to invite people of any age to join us for a time of warm fellowship celebrating this special So meal plans can be reservations are requested by by calling Faith United Methodist Church at Still hospitalized Humboldt Ambulance EMT Holly Lyons remains hospitalized at City after suffering multiple injuries in a 14 Cards and letters can be sent to the following address University of Iowa Holly 200 Hawkins Iowa IA Kiwanis remains open Tuesday through Saturday from is also open on Saturday and Sunday after noons from hours for 24 and 25 will be Motorized vehicles not allowed on new trail Motorized vehicles will not be allowed on the new Cottonwood Trail in Humboldt The Humboldt Parks and Recreation Board voted last week not to allow any motorized vehicles on the including mopeds and The board also decided not to allow horses on the At their the board discussed the 199899 budget and certain capital The board discussed the possibility of putting the purchase of the Humboldt Club into the 199899 and will discuss if again at their 6 meeting the board meets at 7 at city board agreed to budget flw relation bouse located at Brian 34 more kids out for are about in the youth Motley to on needed repairs at the tennis V the city eng The bjpard discussed the purchase of a frost bucket tp dig graves at Union but took no action pending receiving another price on member years of Abens will be Samuels to sign The vote to approve was 41 with council member Darlow Rapple voting against In regards to the hiring of a new city police Mayor Samuels said lightning has struck Larry Freese of Manson appeared before the council two weeks ago and accepted the job as a police officer He sent a letter to the city last week saying he could not accept the position because of unforeseen per sonal Last the city hired an officer from eastern Iowa who also accepted the position and later decided not to Mayor Samuels said the hiring com would need to get back together and review the applicants and come back with a recommendation to the Fire Chief Daryl Long introduced new fireman candidate Brian Gargano to the Long said Gargano would be replacing Jeff who resigned because of business The council approved the appoint ment of Gargano to the Humboldt Fire and The city will receive an grant to plant trees along the south corridor into Humboldt on Highway Pyle said he worked with Frank Zigrang of the Humboldt Trees For ever Committee to apply for the grant through the Iowa Department of Trans Trees Forever has already planted trees to beautify the east and north entrances to The west and south entrances were Pyle said the grant will provide enough money for 160 trees to be planted in the spring of Pyle said the city will probably ap ply for another grant from the DOT for tree planting along the west corridor on Highway Coupled with the trees the city has been studying options for high way entrance Options discussed thus far have been granite wood and now limestone from the old bridge pilings from 1st Avenue Zigrang suggested checking into the possibility of using the limestone from the bridge piling which remains in the Mike a monument com pany encouraged the council to still consider granite as an option because of its long life and Samuels and Pyle will work together to review the options avail able and come up with a rec for the The council approved the appoint ment of Cheryl Rhead to the MIDAS replacing Dick The appointment still must be approved by the Humboldt County Board of Super The final pay estimate of to Blacktop Service was approved for work in the 1997 street improvement The council approved a resolution adding the new industrial park area into urban renewal plan for the The council also approved an ordi nance waiving the second and third readings which will allow the new industrial park area to be part of the TIF The third and final reading of an ordinance prohibiting the awarding of live animals as prizes or inducements was defeated on a unanimous Samuels said the Humboldt County Fair Board will make sure wording in the contract with the midway operator will not allow this to take place who asked the city to pass the agreed the ordinance should be The council approved the third and final reading of an ordinance which deletes the newly paved portion of 19th Street from the minimum maintenance streets in the The second reading of an ordinance changing the zoning of two lots east of Humboldt Country Club from Rl residential to multifamily was A Class C Liquor License and Sun day Sales Privilege was approved for Roger Sturtz doing business as Sundance Rhead reminded residents to take advantage of the first annual Tour of Lights on People can call the Chamber office at 3321481 for Monday night was the last meeting for council members Rick Greene and Shelley Greene said it was a very enjoyable time on the council and said he knew some of the decisions facing the council in the next few years would be Approve budget amendment The Humboldt Board of approved a budget amend ment of to provide seed money for the newly formed Humboldt County Housing Development The vote Monday morning was 31 to approve the budget Supervisor John Myers voted against Supervisors Romaine Harlan Hansen and John Mort Christiansen voted for Supervisor Chair Keith ODonnell did not The vote followed about 20 minutes of discussion about the newly formed group which will also be asking the county to budget for Mike who chairs the hous ing development said there has been some misconception about what the group will be Our main job will be to get some lots Dailey Our job is not to build but to have some lots Phil a member of the hous ing development said the goal is not to build a bunch of low income Kennedy said it is his hope senior housing can be as well as moderate income apartments and con with housing as the one in Humboldt being done by Jeff There are a number of people in to houses who could move up into the to This would free up the to Kennedy Dailey said by adding the goal is to stabilize or reverse the declin ing population being experienced in the If we can add a group of homes it will broaden the tax Its the only way to control taxes with a declining population because well still have to maintain Dailey The supervisors had sent Dailey a letter last week asking for some The supervisors had asked for periodic reporting of how the money will be Dailey said one of the supervisors will be serving on the housing development plus they would provide an annual Dailey also provided the sors with a copy of all of the formal documents the articles of incorpora He said the meetings will be open nothing will be Dailey said he met with officials from Rural Housing Development who made him aware of a number of pro grams which are available to assist people with housing We need not only your financial but in order to apply for grant we need the city and the county to be on the same Dailey Dailey said many counties have paid staff to do what theyre proposing to do on a volunteer Merlin Tinken told the supervisors he cant stand to pay any more Kennedy said if the county popula tion isnt taxes will go As people the cost of operating the county isnt going to go Dailey Supervisor Harlan Hansen said simi lar projects in other towns and coun ties have been very When we have local people willing to donate their time to do something like we as the county board of supervisors need to support Hansen We are awfully lucky to have people like you and the economic development group to what you do for the Hansen pointed out Kossuth County is looking to hire an economic devel director at a cost of to Ours is done by so we save that Hansen Supervisor Romaine Lee said even if five percent of the workforce cur rently driving to Humboldt County to work would decide to move it would make a substantial As someone once if we dont hang well hang Lee Auditor Peggy Rice went over the budget which included other items besides the for the housing It also included to pay sick leave benefits for Home Care Connection per the agreement with the hospital Home Care merged with the hospital earlier this The budget amendment also included in revenue from an insurance Rice said if the budget amendment was only would out of the countys cash balance be cause of the Paul a Dakota City resi See Supervisors 2 Stev
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