In Brief 12/30/99

Posted 12/30/99

The Kalona City Council will have its re-organi…

By News Dept.

Kalona council to meet Monday, January 3

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In Brief 12/30/99


The Kalona City Council will have its re-organi…

By News Dept.

Kalona council to meet Monday, January 3

The Kalona City Council will have its re-organizational meeting on Monday, January 3, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

Items on the agenda will include appointment of various city committies and boards. This will be the first meeting for Mayor Jean Gustafson who will appoint selected council committees and name a mayor pro tem.

Kalona Chamber Board sets January 5 meeting

The Kalona Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is slated to meet at 7 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, at the Chamber Building.

Wellman council plans January 3 re-organization

Wellman’s new mayor and three new council members will hold their first meeting on Monday, January 3, in the council chambers.

Mayor Max Lewis said he plans on stimulating some progressive changes in the community, but will maintain a financially conservative administration.

“We plan to take a good look at the city code on junk items in the community, appoint a park and recreation board, approve zoning ordinances, study the law enforcement contract with Washington county and settle the issues involving the North Park Activities Complex.

Lewis said he hopes to be able to wait until the January 20 meeting to address the North Park Activities Complex issues. Monday he will be making appointments to various city boards and committees and possibility consider the naming of a new city attorney.

The new council members are Jim Seward, Pat Curl and Cindy Slaubaugh.

County supervisors set January 4 reorganization

The Washington County board of supervisors will hold their annual re-organizational meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4. Agenda items will include appointment of committees and boards and naming of official county legal publications.

Driver license stations closed for holidays

All Iowa Department of Transportation driver license stations will be closed Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1, for the New Year’s Day observance. Normal hours resume January 3.

DVIP seeks members for its board

The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP), based in Iowa City, seeks members for its board of directors. If interested in serving, call Chris Kinkead, 319-354-7840.

DOT permit center closed for holidays

Truckers needing Iowa Department of Transportation permits (or other services) near New Year’s Day need to obtain them in advance. The permit center, Park Fair Mall, 100 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, will be closed for the holidays, starting at 4:30 p.m. December 30 to January 3. Oversize and overweight load movements are allowed to move on both of the holidays provided permits are obtained in advance. For more information, call the center, 515-237-3264.

Genealogical Society offers past calendar

The Washington County Genealogical Society has combined past and future in its 2000 Calendar of Washington County’s Past. The special issue is available for $6 from the Society at P. O. Box 446, Washington, Iowa 52353.

Public Art Commission seeks entries for show

The Ames Public Art Commission seeks entries for its 4th annual Art Around the Corner Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit set for May -April 2001 in the Ames Main Street district. Up to eight sculptures will be displayed. Artists residing in Iowa or bordering states may submit up to three entries. Those selected will receive a $200 honorarium, and the works may be offered for sale. Deadline for slide entries is January 31. Contact Letitia Hansen, 427 Douglas, Ames, IA 50010 or call 515-232-5331 for more information.

Catholic churches set millennium celebration

The parish cluster of Holy Trinity in Richmond, St. Mary in Riverside and St. Joseph in Wellman will hold a special millennium celebration at Holy Trinity on Friday, December 31.

The celebration, which will be from 6 p.m. to midnight, is to fulfill Pope Paul II’s request for everyone to do as much as possible to ensure that the great challenge of the year 2000 is not overlooked.

Glucose screening clinic set in Ainsworth

A special glucose screening clinic is set for Thursday, January 20, at Ainsworth Town View Village. It is free, but donations will be accepted. For appointments, call Gazena Havel, 319-657-2742. The clinic is sponsored by the Washington County Health and Home Care.