by BILL SHEA – Daily Freeman-Journal
The City Council on Monday hired Stony Creek Landscapes Inc., of Webster City, to make three new community entrance signs at a cost of $17,689.50.
The four-by-eight-foot metal signs will have the letters WC and the words Webster City on them.
They will be placed on existing stone bases on Superior Street at the southern city limits, East Second Street at the eastern city limits and West Second Street on the western city limits.
The signs are to be in place by Jan. 15, 2019.
Also on Monday, the council received a request for $15,000 from All Cultures Equal, an organization dedicated to ensuring Webster City is a community that welcomes and accepts all cultures. Among other things, the group provides a food and bread pantry, assists people with limited English skills and helps those who request assistance with immigration and naturalization services.
The city has not given money to All Cultures Equal in the past, according to Mayor John Hawkins.
”Perhaps it’s time,” he said.
The council did not take any action on the request Monday.
In an unrelated matter, the council accepted ownership of a vacant and abandoned house at 806 Stockdale St. City officials went to court in June to seize the property under the state’s abandoned buildings law. On Nov. 13, Hamilton County District Court Judge James A. McGlynn signed an order giving the city government the property.
Finally on Monday, the council hired Robb’s Tree & Stump Service, of Story City, to trim trees around electrical lines at a cost of $95,000.
Last modified: November 20, 2018