The Webster City City Council Monday night approved a total of five grants for funding through local Hotel Motel Tax Grants. Hotel Motel Tax Chairman Pat Westcott said that there were eight groups that applied for the grants.The recipients include Art in Boone River Country to receive $6,400 for the sculpture event at West Twin Parks and a children's sculpture workshop. The Webster City Women's Club to receive $3,931 to construct a handicap ramp at the Jane Young House. This is comply with standards with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Wilson Brewer Historical Park will receive $12,181 to be used towards the hours of operation,add new monthly events that would showcase the park and several holiday events.
The City of Webster City will be using an $8,000 toward a new website. It was 10 years ago that the current city website was online for the first time.
A total of $6,904 will go toward the Webster City Performing Arts Center for promoting their productions and hosting Camp Creamery this summer for children learning more about the theater.
The Webster City City Council will be having a work session in the near future with the Hotel Motel Tax Board to further review the grant process and procedures for groups wishing to apply for grant monies in the future.
There were appointments made for 2013 at Monday night's council session. Karyl Bonjour was appointed as City Clerk. Ann Smith as Deputy City Clerk. Gary Groves as City Attorney. Stephen L. Mourlam as City Treasurer. Ken Wetzler and Ed Sadler were appointed to serve on the North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association. Karla Wetzler was appointed to serve on the Mid Iowa Regional Housing Authority. Brian Stroner as Right to Know Coordinator.Kent Harfst will serve on the Greenbelt Advisory Commission. Brian Hughes will serve on the Hamilton County E-911 Service Board. Janet Adams will be on the Hamilton County Communication Service Advisory Board and Resource Enhance Committee. Mike Lund was reappointed to the Hamilton County Civil Defense Board. Kent Harst and Ken Wetzler will serve on the MIDAS Transportation Advisory Committee.