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October 20, 2018

10/10/2018 2:49:00 PM
Matt Maas joins Dodge Center City Council

By Larry Dobson

Dodge Center's council opened business Monday evening with passage of Resolution 2018-023 appointing Matt Maas to the council, filling the vacancy created when Josh Jorgenson resigned last month after moving outside the city. Maas, who lives in Dodge Center, is the Dodge County Emergency Management Director. He was sworn in by Finance Director/Interim Administrator Julie Beth and then was seated.

The council approved minute of its Sept. 24 meeting, EDA's Sept. 4 meeting and payment of bills totaling $153,397.30, then moved on to staff reports:

• Maintenance Supervisor Mark Barwald presented a quote from Haley Comfort Systems for installation of LED lights at the airport maintenance building at a final cost of $4,040.41. The initial cost is $4,777 but there is a rebate of 736.59. The new lighting should result in a $916 annual savings on the utility bill;

• Barwald also discussed with the council the need to replace the city's generator. He had found a unit for $19,000 but while waiting to ask the council for permission to buy it, it was sold. The council authorized up to $20,000 to be spent on a unit if Barwald can find one and Beth agrees to the purchase;

• Community Development Specialist Liz Johnson reported that the North Park Grant Contract has been approved and was given approval to move forward with the project, which she said is planned for completion by the end of next summer;

• Ambulance Operations Supervisor Brady Kunkel requested approval to hire Erin Wagner for the volunteer ambulance staff and was granted it

Read the rest of the story in the print edition of the Star Herald.

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