The Rundown (10/24/22)

October 24, 2022







October 24, 2022

-This Monday evening (Oct. 24) the city council will be holding a special session to appoint a mayor, candidates include Ethan Anderson and Bob Hartman. Afterwards there will be council training.

-On Halloween, Oct. 31, the Trick or Treat Trail will run from the high school to the train depot from 5-6 p.m. Citywide Trick or Treat will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.

-City Council discussed ARPA and SLFRF funding during its meeting Oct. 18. The Finance committee reported on options they reviewed, including support of the Police and Fire/EMS Departments, as well using an established 501(c)(3) organization to allocate funds to community members in need.

-The City extended its agreement with the Muscatine Humane Society. When a dog goes unclaimed for three days in West Liberty it is taken to the Humane Society in Muscatine.

-The City is working towards a walking trail to the Dutton Sports Complex, which includes the reconstruction of Maxson Ave. and Rainbow Drive. The City hopes to begin construction by Spring of 2023.

-The Streets Department building has been insulated from the cold as they begin preparing for snow this season. The department just picked up a new truck for snow removal and everyday tasks.

-The council approved a Building Permit Request by Rachel and Todd Morrison for their property at 105 W. Third St., including permission to use the right-of-way to build a ramp.

-The City recognized transfer teacher’s Ana Blanes, Jose Cano, and Teresa Castello Coscolla from Spain for their contribution to the West Liberty Community School District and community.

-As of right now, open burning has been prohibited by the State of Iowa in Muscatine County, which includes West Liberty, until further notice. The City will inform the public when this changes.