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 • Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon.

 The Webster City City Council will meet this Monday afternoon at 5:30 in the city council chambers. A proclamation will be read and signed by Webster City mayor John Hawkins to honor and support law enforcement. A resolution establishing nuisance properties at 412 East Dubuque Street and ordering the abatement thereof within 30 days. The council will consider a request from Jim Fortune and Lynn Hough to purchase city owned property  on Commerce Drive in the Industrial Park. A request from the Webster City Street Department will be considered to seek bids on a new pickup truck chassis and utility box. In other matters, the Webster City city council will award a contract for the 2016 Crack Seal Project to Scodeller Construction of St. Joseph,Minnesota in the amount of $89,600,approve a change order in the contract amount of $3,520 to the East Second Street Improvement Project and consider a resolution placing the imposition of a Hotel and Motel Tax on the election ballot for the city of Webster City.There will be a closed session of the city council at the conclusion of the meeting. The meeting will be telecast live on cable channel 12 in Webster City with repeat telecasts on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

 • Work begins on Jewellsworth Trail

 It was one month ago that ground was broken on the new Jewellsworth recreational trail linking the southern Hamilton County communities of Jewell and Ellsworth. On Thursday morning,Hamilton County Conservation Director Brian Lammers updated the board members on the progress thus far. The work on a bridge for the trail's drainage ditch is scheduled to be completed by Friday. Paving work on the bridge will begin soon. The goal is to have the trail completed by sometime in October. The trail is an abandoned rail line linking Jewell and Ellsworth.

The conservation board met with Scott Grummer of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources regarding the Little Wall Lake fisheries project. Grummer informed the board on what the trends he has seen at the lake. He suggested to director Lammers and the board on conducting a survey on fishing and boating opportunities for those who use Little Wall Lake. Grummer talked to the board about treatment of grass carp and aquatic vegetation in the lake.

In another matter, the conservation board reviewed quotes from Seamless Pro and Nisley Construction of Seymour on the roof replacement for the Little Wall Lake residence. The board would like to determine the future use of the residence before any decision is reached on approving a quote for the roof work.

Brock Cartwright and Wayne Schlotfeldt of Schlotfeldt Engineering presented information on the rendition and drawings for the new addition to the Briggs Woods Golf Course. The board did approve the plans for the addition Thursday morning. Schlotfeldt presented a contract to the conservation board to consider for the engineering and consulting work for the addition. A date of August 12 was set for a fund raising event at the Briggs Woods Golf Course addition.

There was a discussion on using Xenia Rural Water for the Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course. The water supply would be used for the golf course club house and eventually at the Briggs Woods campground and cabin facilities. There was no action taken with more discussion set for next month's meeting.

 • Williams City Council election set for Tuesday.

 Voters in Williams will go to the polls this Tuesday,August 2 to select a candidate to fill a seat on the city council. The candidates are Elmer Elsberry and Ryan Lantz. The term is from August 9,2016 to December 31,2019. The polling station will be the Williams Public Library with the polls to be open from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m.

 • Music in the Park set for Thursday in Webster City.
 • S.A.L.T. meeting coming to Williams on August 4.
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