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The City of Kahoka may be about to get a little larger.
At the Monday, May 8, Kahoka City Council meeting, Mayor Tony Anderson reported that the VFW Post 4342 want to annex into the city to access Kahoka’s sewer system.
“My understanding is that they have to spend thousands on their lagoon or annex into the city and tie into the city’s sewers,” Anderson said.
“The will need to file a petition for voluntary annexation,” City Attorney Brett Bozarth said. “We’ll need to review the deed and go through the steps of the ordinance process.
The action shouldn’t cost the city money. The VFW will be responsible to hire someone to dig the line to the existing city sewer line. The city will make the connection.
In other business, the council:
Reported that the engine has gone out on the 2000 International dump truck. The expected repair cost is $22-25,000. The council will look at repairing the truck, replacing the engine, or purchasing a different truck.
-Attorney Bozarth recommended the city get bids for its bank accounts to receive higher interest rates.
-The city approved ordinances selecting Klingner Engineering as the water project engineer, and Gilmore Bell as the legal counsel for the water project bond.
-The board heard from Mary Rockhold about nuisance properties.
-After reviewing bids for the project, the board agreed city workers could install underground electrical power to wastewater irrigation system.
-Police Chief Mike Newbold reported two arrests related to a recent burglary. He also reported that two nuisance property tickets had been issued.
-Fire Chief Mick Wood reported that Safety Day had been a success. He also reported that the new equipment truck was in service, although more work is being done by volunteers. Wood also reported that the Emergency Management trailer has been sold to Wayland.
-Alderman Les Billing suggested increasing the rate for pool parties. The board agreed, setting the rate at $90 for two hour during regular operating hours, and $150 for two hours outside of those times.
Billings also suggested changes to the lifeguard rotation system. Currently, the lifeguards rotate every 20 minute. The new schedule will see them rotate every 50 minutes, with a pool check being done once per hour.
Billings also reported that strong winds had flipped one bleacher at the ball park, damaging the concession stand.
-Alderman Larry Young reported that trash cans have been placed at the cemetery.
-John Williams reported that a section of the O-Mak-O-Hak walking trail was sealed as a test. The board gave approval to coat the rest of the trail at a cost of $3780.
-The board hired Drayson Daniel as a summer employee.