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Busy agenda for city council meeting Monday night

Two requests for street closures for events; waiver for Hawk Explosion fireworks
Thursday, July 21, 2022
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The Iowa Park City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday in the city hall council chambers, 103 E. Cash St.

Council members face a long agenda beginning with considering a request from the Iowa Park Athletic Booster Club for a waiver of the fireworks ordinance for Hawk Explosion on the high school campus on Aug. 20.

They will also hear request from Denver Barnett to close N. Wall between Bank and Park from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 13 for the Prayer on the Square event, and also a request for closure of N. Wall from Cash to W. Park and W. Park from N. Yosemite to N. Wall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 for the annual Masked on the Square event.

Council members will discuss and consider the Public Safety Facilities Design-Build contract with Anthony Inman Construction as the design-builder for the design and construction of the new fire and and police stations.

An ordinance declaring a State of Disaster for the City of Iowa Park resulting from the potential threat of fires due to drought conditions and implementing temporary restrictions for the use of combustible materials in an outdoor environment and establishing penalties for violators, will be considered.

Resolutions authorizing the Mayor to execute amendments to the wholesale water purchase contracts between the City of Iowa Park and Electra, Wichita Valley Water Supply Corporation, Horseshoe Bend Estates Homeowners’ Association, and the Iowa Park Consolidated Independent School District will be voted on.

Council will consider allowing the Iowa Park Healthcare Center to have a surplus piano from the former First Christian Church. They also will discuss and consider a proposed lease agreement with the Iowa Park Recreational Activities Club.

They will receive a preliminary capital outlay report for the proposed operating budget, and the City Manager will report on the city’s current financial condition and future needs.

An executive session is scheduled for the performance evaluation of the Public Works Director.