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 • Search for new Webster City city manager to begin at Monday's council meeting.

 The search for a new city manager will begin Monday evening when the Webster City city council meets at 5:30 in the city hall council chambers.Current city manager Ed Sadler will be leaving Webster City to begin his new duties as city manager of Sidney,Nebraska in late March. The council will disucss the procss on filling the position. Shirley Helgevold of the MIDAS Council of Governments will discuss Webster City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Program t...o the council. A request from Webster City's finance director to hire the firm of Robert W. Baird and Company as the city's underwriter for a General Obligation bonding issue. A motion to authorize proceeding with the Construction Management Phase of the East Second Street Improvement Project in the contract with Snyder and Associates of Ankeny will be considered. The city council will consider a resolution authorizing a loan from the U.S. Department of Agricultural Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program in the amount of one million dollars. Another resolution to be considered is for a loan agreement for economic development with Mary Ann's Specialty Foods in the amount of $500,000 from the Economic Development Revolving Fund. There will be another resolution authorizing approval of an application for the Webster City Revitalization Plan involving a tax abatement at 330 North White Fox Road. Three public hearings will be on Monday's council agenda. The first one at 5:45 is for the proposed sale of city owned property at 601 Woolsey Avenue. The second hearing at 5:50 is for the proposed 2016-18 Capital Improvement Budget and 2016-17 through 2020-21 Capital Improvement Plan. The third hearing at 5:55 p.m,. is for the Webster City city budget for 2016-17. Monday's council meeting will be telecast on cable channel 12 at 5:30 with repeat telecasts Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

 • Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Tuesday evening.

 A meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be Tuesday evening at 6:00 at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. The agenda for the meeting includes the consideration of chemical disposal agreement proposals, look at professional services for the building assessment proposal and an update on teacher leadership and compensation. In other matters, the Northeast Hamilton school board will look at an at-risk dropout prevention grant, look at the proposed 2016-17 school calendar and set a hearing for the calendar.There will also be a review of the proposed budget for next school year followed by setting a date for a public hearing on the budget.Northeast Hamilton superintnennendent Mike Sherwood and assistant superintendent Mike Kruger.

 • Stratford City Council looks at budget requests.

 Budget issues faced the Stratford city council at a meeting held on Monday evening. The council approved the budget request from the public library for the 2017 fiscal year at $29,718. The total includes a special levy request, a permissable levy request and a regular general levy request. A budget request from the Stratford Fire Department was approved totaling $24,548 for the next fiscal year that begins on July 1. The council received an update on the progress of the water system modeling project form Bolton and Menk engineer Jim Leiding. Work continues on the system with completiong slated for later this year.

In other matters,the Stratford city council approved the plans for the Commercial Street Improvement Project both east and west segments, using Tax Increment Financing and electric utility surplus funds. The council also approved the $92,000 electrical project which was essential for United Cooperative's new infrastructure in the Urban Renewal Plan amendment, and the date of March 14 was set for a public hearing on the designation of the expanded Stratford Urban Renewal Area and the urban renewal plan amendment.  The council also gave its support for the annual pet clinic on April 16.The approval of America's Farmers Grow Communities Organization letter of organization and the for the city of Stratford to be a pass-through organization for a grant award of $2,500 to the Stratford Fire Department Association.The council went ahead to approve the 2017 fiscal year budget and capital improvement plan.

 • Van Diest Medical Center board discuss access road.
 • Sadler to be new city manager in Sidney,Nebraska.



Early This Morning...Cloudy. Not as cold. Isolated flurries. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Today...Mostly cloudy through mid morning then clearing. Very cold. Breezy. Patchy blowing snow in the late morning and afternoon. High around 15. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Bitterly cold. Low around 10 below. North wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight. Wind chill readings 20 below to 30 below zero.

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