Hendricks City Council holds first meeting of the year

January 10, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council held their first regular meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
City Administrator David Blees presented the year-end maintenance report on behalf of Kevin Huber, which included mosquito control from the summer of 2017. The city had been fogged 19 times; hours involved totaled 51. The crew put in a number of hours on the street sweeper last year; those hours totaled 207 for the year. Some minor water leaks were included in the report as well as the fact the city’s well passed inspection. It was also reported that there is a plan to build at least ten new picnic tables. This led to a discussion by the council of whether to put picnic tables inside the campground cabins as well as outside.Most likely the picnic tables will only be on the outside, with other tables used inside.

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VanDeVere elected Chairman of Lincoln County Commissioners

January 10, 2018

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Mic VanDeVere (left) was elected Chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners by his fellow commissioners. Joe Drietz (right) was elected Vice-Chairman.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 2, with several beginning-of-the-year annual items on the agenda for approval.
The first order of business was to elect the 2018 Board Chair. Commissioner Joe Drietz nominated Commissioner Mic VanDeVere, with this motion seconded by Commissioner Corey Sik and approved unanimously. Commissioner and out-going Board Chairman Rick Hamer was not present.

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Hole-in-the-Mountain Park designated as Regional Park

December 28, 2017

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Daryl Schlapkohl of the Lincoln County Parks Dept.and Teresa Schreurs of DSI spoke to the Lincoln County Commissioners about the recent designation of Hole-in-the-Mountain Park as a Regional Park.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Teresa Schreurs of DSI and Daryl Schlapkohl of the Lincoln County Parks Department spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during the Dec. 19 meeting regarding the desig­nation of Hole-in-the-Mountain Park as a Regional Park.
The designation has been in process for some time. Part of the process was designing a mas­ter plan of park improvement projects…

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City seeking volunteers to help build cabins at campground

December 22, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Just one response was re­ceived to advertising done by the city for the cabins at the campground. The advertising requested two bids; the first for the full construction of the four cabins and the second for materials only.
Hendricks Farmers Lumber­yard was the only bidder, sub­mitting a bid of $85,557 for the full construction and a bid of $47,687 for materials only. The materials only bid does not include electrical, which would be an additional cost of about $1,900 per cabin.

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SWCD presents project overview to Lincoln County Commissioners

December 14, 2017

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Dale Sterzinger gave a PowerPoint presentation on various erosion prevention methods in use throughout Lincoln County.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During the Dec. 7 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Dale Sterzinger of the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District office showed an hour-long power point presentation containing photos and information on various methods of soil erosion prevention currently in use in Lincoln County.

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City sets levy with slight increase

December 7, 2017

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The Hendricks City Council discussed liquidated damage cost related to the Lincoln Street project at their Dec. 4 meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council approved the final 2018 levy amount with a 2½-percent increase from last year. The amount of the 2018 levy is $302,615. The revenue budget was approved at $856,407, and the disbursement budget at $896,659.
The council discussed the liquidated damages due from R and G Construction for not meeting the Oct. 27 deadline.

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Commissioners hear report from Fair Board members

December 1, 2017

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The Lincoln County Commissioners heard from Curt Madsen, left, and Frank Jorgensen of the Lincoln County Fair Board last week. Don Evers is pictured in the background.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

 

Members of the Lin­coln County Fair Board— Curt Madsen, Don Evers and Frank Jorgensen— presented a report on the 2017 Lincoln County Fair. “We had a really good fair,” said Madsen, who added that the weather was good and attendance was up. No records are kept on attendance, however, at­tendance was up at the demolition derby and the 4-H canteen had record sales in the first three days. Madsen said since the prices have not been raised at the canteen, this was also an indication that attendance was up at the fair this year.

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Lincoln Street project wrapping up

November 24, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

With the exception of some minor cement work and the top layer of asphalt that will be put down next spring, city officials say the Lincoln Street contractors have finished the driveways and cement work, have seeded the boulevards, and have been replacing signs and sidewalks and taking down the cones and barriers. Council members discussed if this is considered to be “substantial completion” according to the contract; the project was to have reached “substantial completion” by Oct. 27, and a penalty assessed for going past that date. Mayor Julie Hogie sug­gested speaking with the project’s engineer to make the final deter­mination if the project has reached “substantial completion.”

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Commissioners approve Sheriff’s Department staffing requests

November 16, 2017

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Lincoln County Deputy Isaiah Wahl and Sheriff Chad Meester spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners regarding the need for an additional full-time deputy.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester, accompanied by Deputy Isaiah Wahl, Dis­patcher Sarah Koch and Jail Administrator Robin Sik, were in attendance at the Nov. 7 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to speak about staffing needs.
Sheriff Meester and Dep­uty Wahl spoke to the board about difficulties the depart­ment has had with trying to hire a part-time deputy; get­ting people to apply for the position has been an issue. Meester proposed hiring a full-time deputy to garner more interest in the position and to alleviate the difficulty in filling shifts left open be­cause of sick, vacation or fam­ily leave.

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November 9, 2017

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Dan VanSchepen of DGR Engineering and Scott Mathiowetz of R and G Construction were on hand at Monday night’s meeting of the Hendricks City Council to provide an update on the Lincoln Street project and answer any questions the council may have.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Dan VanSchepen of DGR Engineering and Scott Mathiowetz of R and G Construction were on hand at Monday night’s meeting of the Hendricks City Council to provide an update on the Lincoln Street project and answer any questions the council may have had.
One more layer of asphalt is needed, however, the plan is to wait until spring to do so…

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