The meeting saw other approvals, including an agreement to purchase replacement pads for automated electronic defibrillators as well as renewing a contract with planning and zoning administrator Ron Goss to be the city's project manager for special projects.
Council members also voted to assign themselves areas of responsibility by acting as a liason between the city's various departments and the council.
Samantha Berry, an event coordinator, was approved to be the coordinator for the KCBS barbecue cook-off in June and discussion continued regarding the city's desire to host a fall festival. The council continues to request that anyone with ideas for the festival come forward and share thoughts for the event. Currently, an idea has been proposed to hold a 5K for a local charity, but plans remain in the works as the city discusses whether to hold the event.
Police Chief Terry Harget informed the council that the evidence room has been cleaned and an inventory is complete as the department prepares for a state audit in April. Bingo dates have been set for March 15 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. in city hall and, thus far, $500 has been raised as officers prepare for the April 7 Easter egg hunt, which may include bicycle giveaways for the top male and female in each age group.
Concluding the meeting, Goss requested that attorney Peter Olson be reappointed as the city's hearing examiner and two invoices be approved for parking lot engineering at Joe Cowan Park and the DNR Trail Grant.