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New city traffic violation fees set

January 18, 2022

Motorists who are stopped for speeding or other moving violations in Webster City will soon see the tickets reflect city fines following action by the City Council Monday night.

The council approved scheduled fines, not including the state surcharge and court cost, were approved as follows:

Speeding — 1 to 5 mph over the limit, $30

6-10 over the limit, $55;

11-15 over the limit, $105

16-20 over the limit, $120

20+ miles over the limit, $135 plus $5 for each mile in excess of 20 mph

Other Motor Vehicle violations:

Failure to stop or failure to yield, $135

Failure to obey traffic control devices. $135

Violating one-way traffic designation, $135

Improper use of lanes, $135.

City Attorney Zach Chizek said the city fines mirror those assessed by the state.

In other business, the council approved the sale of city-owned real estate in Brewer Creek Estates to Mulley Land Company of Goldfield. The city had received a residential purchase agreement for Lot 15 in Brewer Creek estates Fifth Addition and the mayor and city clerk were authorized to execute the warranty deed.

A resolution to authorize Assistant City Manager Biridiana Bishop to submit an application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority Downtown Housing Grant Program for the development of two two-bedroom apartments at 637 Second St. was approved Monday night. Bishop told the council members that Wright Capital LLC, the developer, contacted the city in December requesting city support for the project application for constructing the apartments above the existing commercial space, which formerly housed the pet store. The IEDA Downtown Housing Grant is a new grant that stemmed from the American Rescue Plan Act funds which were allocated towards housing. Bishop said this may be the only year the grant is offered.

The council also approved a request from the street department to seek bids for a bulk water station.Street Department Superintendent Brandon Bahrenfuss said the city had received a quote of $50,500 from one firm. The council authorized the department to seek bids and to make the purchase if the cost did not exceed $60,000.. Contractors, citizens, and staff will have access to water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, according to Bahrenfuss The software provides accurate metering of volume output and captures customer data for every transaction. Data can be accessed remotely in real time via smartphone, tablet or computer. This bulk water system allows staff to properly and efficiently invoice customers and reference records. This setup will provide accurate and precise data to the billing staff, he told the council.


View this article as it originally appeared in the Daily Freeman-Journal.

Last modified: January 19, 2022

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