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Ground breaking for the new location of WCF Financial Bank on April 16.

 • Clarion City Council look at loan agreements.

 At a meeting held early this week, the Clarion City Council approved a resolution for the contract, performance and or payment bonds for the White Fox Landing Improvement Project to Wicks Construction. Paul Donna of Robert W. Baird and Company Incorporated was present to discuss the G.O.  Annual Appropriation Bonds in the amount of $1,210,000 and Tax Exempt Bonds at $1,520,000 totaling $2,730,000 for paying costs for the White Fox Landing Improvement Project. A public hearing  was held to take additional action on the proposal to enter into a G.O. Annual Appropriation Loan Agreement with Robert W. Baird and Company in a principal amount not to exceed $3,000,000 for paying costs for the White Fox Landing project. No written or oral comments received with the agreement approved.

Another public hearing on the proposed plans, specification form of contract and estimate of costs for Traffic Signalization Improvements at the intersection of Iowa Highway 3 and Second Street. There were no written or oral objections received with the project being approved. Clarion City Administrator Rochelle Pohlman informed the council that on April 17, there was a bid opening for the project. Three of the bids were opened with KW Electric being the apparent bidder at $98,785. The bid from KW Electric was accepted for the project.

The Clarion City Council also approved the financial support of $2000 for a County Wide Housing Needs Assessment. 

The council thanked Chief Steve Hennigar for 33 years of service to the city of Clarion. An open house for Hennigar will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Police/Ambulance Building.

 • Hamilton County Conservation Board turn down plans for can collection project at Bells Mill Park.

 The Hamilton County Conservation Board voted to turn down the request from the Stratford Stride for pop can collection site at Bells Mill Park near Stratford on Tuesday. The club was going to use the money collected from the can site for their many projects. Hamilton County Conservation Director Brian Lammers said the reason that the request was rejected was due to setting a precedent with other organizations in the county offering a similar activity in other county parks. Other concerns focused on safety, an infestation of insects and rodents, the site used as a dumpster for garbage and the county parks carry out policy that has been in place the last few years.

Work on the new cabin facilities at Briggs Woods and Little Wall Lake Parks are nearing completion. Director Lammers said that reservations for the latest cabin sites will be accepted in time for next month's Memorial Day weekend. An open house for the cabins is set for sometime in June.

A request to allow the Border Brigade Archery Club to have a 3D target shoot event in May at Briggs Woods Park was approved by the Conservation Board Tuesday morning. The event will be held northwest of Shelter Number 3 inside the park. The board will evaluate this event at its conclusion to see if similar target shoot events will be held during the summer and early fall months.

The next Hamilton County Conservation Board meeting will be Thursday,May 29 at 9:30 at the Briggs Woods Conservation Office.

 • Boy and Cub Scouts thank everyone for food and can donations!

 

The annual Scouting For Food and Pop Can drive was held Saturday by member of Boy Scout Troop 17 and Cub Scout Pack 583. Scouts and their family members canvassed Webster City collecting donations of redeemable beverage containers and non perishable food items. Approximately 24,000 cans and bottles were collected and sorted, which will give the Scouts $1,200 to put toward the Hamilton County Cub Scout Day Camp to be held June 20 and 21 at Briggs Woods Park, as well as other scouting activities. Non perishable food items exceeded 1,300 individual food and hygiene items that were donated to U.D.M.O. for local families in need. Scoutmaster Dave Bergeson wanted to thank the community for their ongoing support, as well as all volunteers that helped canvass and collect items last Saturday morning.

 

 • Hamilton County unemployment numbers down in March.
 • Hamilton County Red Bull Division and Veterans Historical Monument to be dedicated next month.

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Rest Of Tonight...Numerous thunderstorms before midnight...Then widespread thunderstorms after midnight. Breezy. Low in the mid 40s. Southeast wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of thunderstorms near 100 percent.
Thursday...Becoming partly sunny in the afternoon. Breezy...Warmer. Thunderstorms in the morning...Then a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms early in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers late in the afternoon. High in the lower 60s. South wind 10 to 20 mph shifting to the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Thursday Night...Mostly clear. Low around 40. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight.

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