The Rundown (Sept. 26, 2022)

September 26, 2022

Sept. 26, 2022

-Mayor Katie McCullough resigned following the Sept. 20, 2022 City Council Meeting. She appointed Council Member Cara McFerren as Mayor Pro Tem, meanwhile the council will look to fill the vacated position.

-Eric Christensen of the Fire and EMS Task Force explained how a 28E Agency would work under the task force’s proposed outline in a special session preceding the council meeting.
-In short, the proposed 28E agency states that West Liberty Fire and Emergency Services would receive taxes from the City and Rural Muscatine County, with governing of those funds regulated by the City, Fire Department and Rural Board of Trustees.

Due to the size our City, city staffing, and complexity of mirroring the Johnson County program the City is unable to distribute ARPA funds to individuals directly. Learn more from our recent press release.

The Trick or Treat Trail will be Oct. 31 from 5-6 p.m., while citywide Trick or Treat will follow from 6-7:30 p.m. To pass out candy on the trail email Nick Heath at

Due to complaints, the West Liberty Police Department is beginning to crack down on speeding, especially before and after school.

The Parks and Recreation Department has had Kimberly Park Pool sand blasted prior to being repainted. The department is working with Musco on the installation of a mini pitch in Wapsie Park.

The City Council approved a $25,000 payment to Kaycee and Nick Bell through the City’s economic development grant program for their development of a Training Facility in the Dutton Sports Complex.

The Streets Department repaired several curbs on Clark St. They are also removing stumps and problem trees around town and will continue grinding stumps for the next few weeks.

Original: The Rundown (9-26-22)