• Webster City City Council's final meeting for 2013 set for Monday night.
The final meeting of 2013 for the Webster City City Counicl is set for Monday evening at 7:00 in the city hall council chambers. There will be two presentations at this meeting. The first one will be by Iowa Department of Natural Resources District Forester Joe Herring on the Emerald Ash Borer situation.The second presentation will be a report on chamber activities by Webster City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Deb Brown. The report and recommendations by the Hotel Motel Tax Board will be presented to the council for approval. A resolution designating the placement of public safety signs at 605 Second Street and the northwest corner of Willson Avenue and Second Street will be considered by the Webster City City Council. There will be three public hearings at Monday's council session. The first hearing at 7:15 p.m. is for the Webster City Comprehensive Plan. The second hearing at 7:20 p.m is for the zoning of fences in the city. The third hearing is for the proposed sale of city owned property located in Willson Funk and Company addition adjacent to John Street at 7:25 p.m.
The Webster City City Council will set January 20 at 7:15 p.m. for a public hearing on the proposed sale of the city owned property located in the Southeast Development Park Number 4.
Monday's meeting will be the final one for Janet Adams as mayor and for council members Linda Conaway and Jerry Kloberdanz.
• Hunting and Fishing licenses for 2014 go on sale December 15.
Hamilton County Recorder Kim Anderson has announced that the 2014 Hunting and Fishing licenses will be available December 15.You may call the Recorder's office at 515-832-9535. The Recorder's office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Recorder's office will close at 12 noon on December 24 and all day on December 25 for the Christmas holiday.
• Kendall Young Library Board approves budget for 2014.
The 2014 budget for Kendall Young Library was approved Tuesday night by its board. Director Angie Martin Schawaze said the estimated income for next year is at $691,000 while expenses will total $670,500. A portion of the budget come from the rent of the library owned farm located north of Webster City. There were also a number of projects completed this year at Kendall Young Library.
The Kendall Young Library board voted to hire Bill Klein of Potter and Brandt for auditing services for next year. The board members approved to enter into an agreement with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines Agency Fund to start funding projects that library patrons can contribute through the library website.
A technical grant in the amount of $1,250 was accepted for software to help enhance the library catalogue.
In other matter, the Kendall Young Library board learned that 160 food items was collected in a month long food drive in December plus $45 in cash. 100 people attended the recent Volunteer Appreciation Coffee for their volunteer time during 2013.
The next meeting of the Kendall Young Library board will be Tuesday,January 14 at 7:00 p.m.
• Eagle Grove School Board approves bid for roofing project and for an SBRC grant.
• Stratford Community School Board meets December 18.