Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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April 7, 2014 City Council Minutes

APPROVED:  The Odebolt Development Corporation (ODC) asked permission to do a fund raiser for Creek Days by setting out cans for University of Iowa Hawkeye’s and Iowa State University Cyclones. People can fill cans with money and the one that raises the most money will have their team flag fly in the Greenspace area with other flag there.

PUBLIC HEARING:  A public hearing for Budget FY14 Amendment will be held on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 7:15pm in Council Chambers at Odebolt City Hall.

NEW COUNCIL MEMBER:  Ruth Ann Mohr was appointed as Council Member to replace Keith Flink, deceased.

APPROVED a bid for Street Improvement for FY15 to be completed by Barkley Asphalt with total cost of $35,706.00.

ODEBOLT CLEAN-UP DAY:  Bill Tysor reported on options for Clean-up Day.  Council agreed to set the date for clean-up for April 24th with Appliance collection Friday 25th and half day Sat 26th

THANK YOU:  The City would like to thank the many people who gave memorials to the pool or flag in the names of former Mayor, RJ Rex, Former Coucilman, Keith Flink, Chuck Foy, and Irene Olson.

Read the full City Council Minutes

 Several Odebolt people were on hand to receive the 13th consecutive Tree City USA Award for the town of Odebolt on April 3, 2014.  Pictured above are (L/R):  Chuck Gipp, Director, Iowa DNR;  Jim Mickelson, Madeline and Jim Meyer, and Elaine Rex, all of Odebolt;  and Paul Tauke, State Forester.

City of Odebolt: Tree City USA Recipient

The National Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Forestry Bureau are proud to announce that the City of Odebolt has received the 2013 Tree City USA award 24th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon, held at the Stoney Creek Inn on April 3, 2014.

State Forester Paul Tauke commented, “The Tree City USA award is a symbol for communities who have made a commitment to the management of public trees.”  The City of Odebolt has provided an outstanding example for other Iowa communities, by enhancing our forest resources and demonstrating the great value of trees in providing multiple benefits for future generations.

Odebolt was one of 70 Iowa communities to qualify for Tree City USA status. To receive the award a city must meet four minimum requirements:  1) The city must possess either a city forester or an active city tree board, 2) The city must have a tree ordinance, 3) The city must annually spend at least $2 per capita for its community forestry program.

Western Advantage Meeting Held
The Annual Meeting and dinner of Western Iowa Advantage was held at the Carrollton Centre, in Carroll, Iowa on April 8, 2014.  There were three guest speakers:  Mark Lane, VP of Operations of American Athletics of Jefferson, Keith Kerkhoff, co-founder of Templeton Rye, and Allan Petersen, Owner of Danish Countryside Vines and Wines, near Elk Horn and Kimballton.

Ranall Drake, Renae Babcock, and Elaine Rex attended from Odebolt.  There were also representatives in attendance from Wall Lake, Lake View and Sac City, as well as Shirley Phillips, the Executive Director of Western Iowa Tourism Region.

The Western Iowa Advantage is made up of economic development officials in Adair, Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Ida, and Sac Counties.

Firemen's Fish Fry Coming April 18

The Odebolt Fire Department will hold a Fish Fry at the Odebolt Community Center, on Friday, April 18, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  (Free-will donation).  Proceeds will go toward purchasing needed equipment.

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