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 • Special Webster City city council meeting set for Thursday.

 The Webster City city council will meet in a special session Thursday afternoon at 5:15 in the city hall council chambers. The council will consider a resolution authorizing the mayor and city clerk to enter into an agreement with the city manager providing for terms and conditions of employment. There will be a motion appointing Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez as city manage. The council on August 15 approved the hiring of Ortiz-Hernandez after an interview with him. He is the current city administrator in Kimball,Nebraska. 

 • Northeast Hamilton school board to meet Thursday evening.

 The August meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be Thursday evening at 6:00 at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. The board will  receive a facilities report from Tyler Riley of FEH Design. There will also be the appointment of the school board secretary followed by the oath of office, consider an open enrollment request, designate the financial depositories and legal counsel for the school year, approve an interfund loan and review elevator options and quotes. In other matters, the Northeast Hamilton school board will consider contract recommendations and receive updates by superintendent Mike Sherwood and assistant superintendent and principal Mike Kruger.

 • No change in Hamilton County unemployment rate.

 There was no change in regards to the unemployment rate for Hamilton county for July. The Iowa Workforce Development office reported Tuesday the rate remained at 4 percent which was the same rate as in June. There were 9,190 people employed last month while 290 were without work. Iowa's unemployment rate for July was at 4.1 percent which is up slightly from the June rate of 4 percent. The unemployment rates for surrounding counties showed Boone county at 3.2 percent, Franklin at 3.6 percent, Hardin at 4.2 percent, Story county at an even 3 percent, Webster county at 4.6 percent and Wright county at 4.4 percent.

 • Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.
 • Hamilton County Conservation Board to meet Thursday morning.
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