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April 11, 2017 - 6:00 P.M.

The Hubbard City Council met in regular session with Mayor Marshall Simmerman presiding and the following Council members present: Rick Gustafson, Randy Smuck, Wes Kix, and David Brinkmeyer. Absent: Sandi Swenson.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA-Motion by Smuck, seconded by Kix to approve the agenda. AMVA. (All members voted aye).

CONSENT AGENDA-Motion by Gustafson, seconded by Brinkmeyer that the following items on the Consent Agenda be approved: Minutes of the March 13th regular meeting, Clerk’s Financial Report, bills as presented, Zederbaum Restaurant’s Beer/Wine Permit Renewal and Clerk to attend Data Tech User Group meeting on Thurs., May 11th in Waverly. AMVA.

CITIZENS’S OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS COUNCIL ON ITEMS NOT ON AGENDA- Duane Frohwein in attendance regarding a sewer charge to his farm ground located within city limits. Council to take matter into consideration at next month’s meeting. Frohwein also shared concern of heavy truck traffic on north Wisconsin and larger trucks having trouble making turn from 270th onto Wisconsin Street.

COMMITTEE REPORTS-Kix reported HCSWC is going to purchase a Styrofoam densifier for $41,000 to have capability to crush syrofoam making ability to recycle.

Smuck had nothing to report for fire, ambulance or H.C. Emergency Management.

Cheri reported she, Marshall, Sandi and Rick attended the Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation (HCCEF) 12th Annual Community Grant Awards Night on Thurs., April 6th at the Hubbard Golf & Rec Club. The Awards night was very well attended in which the city accepted award for $1,852.00 for matching funds to purchase 2 Adjustable Basketball Backboards/poles. The City Thanks the H.C. Endowment Foundation Board for the Award and their commitment to the city’s in Hardin County. Cheri also informed Council that she and Mayor worked on Budget Amendment last Thursday and will have completed for publication.

Mayor reported we had ICAP, city’s liability insurance inspection/audit and also met with Merit Reisetter to move fire siren control over to the fire station plus a few other electrical changes.

NEW BUSINESS-Ron Barkema with IAS was in attendance to inform City of IAS Expansions. Last Fall they expanded the Feed Mill and this year adding a dryer and two storage bins. In addition they will be replacing the existing scale with a larger scale. The new scale will be 7 feet into the street. Barkema is asking the city for a variance to build the scale. It was recommended that he contact the Board of Adjustment to set up a Hearing.

Mayor held a discussion regarding the condition of the alley on the north side of businesses between Illinois and Michigan Street. Council recommended getting a quote to blacktop.

Cheri informed council that we only had 1 application submitted for Pool Manager. Motion by Gustafson, seconded by Kix to hire Brenda Winter as Pool Manager for 2017 Pool Season. AMVA.

Motion by Smuck, seconded by Gustafson to set date/time for FY16-17 Budget Amendment Hearing for Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. AMVA.

ADJOURNMENT-Motion by Brinkmeyer, seconded by Kix that the meeting be adjourned. The meeting was adjourned at 7:07 p.m. AMVA.

Attest: Cheryl A. Boelman, City Clerk; Marshall Simmerman, Mayor

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