Dysart Public Works finds a temporary home

Six things to know from Dysart Council

A rental agreement for a temporary public works office location was approved during a special meeting of the Dysart City Council held on Monday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m.

The temporary space is located at 335 Main Street on the corner of Clark and Main. Public works will use this space on a temporary basis while the council works toward a permanent solution that would centrally locate everything.

The hope is to build a newer, bigger building in the future. Currently, public works has storage space spread throughout Dysart with much of its equipment stored outside.

Six things to know from Sept. 8 meeting

The September regular meeting of the Dysart City Council was called to order at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 8 in Dysart City Hall with all council members in attendance except for Reece Petersen who was absent.

1. Tama County’s new Emergency Management Coordinator Ryan Goodenbour introduced himself to the Council during the public comment portion of the meeting. Goodenbour officially began in the position July 6 following former coordinator Mindy Benson’s resignation in February of this year. Goodenbour offered his assistance with any future emergency issues Dysart might have.

2. The council approved adoption of Resolution No. 2021-35, Budget Amendment #1 for the FY Ending June 30, 2022, which included funds to cover the chip seal alley project, the purchase of a used street sweeper, and possible upcoming work on a sewer extension.

3. Approved as part of the consent agenda was the hiring of Crystal Cremeans and Becky Bohling as part-time paramedics.

4. Council members in attendance as well as Mayor Tim Glenn reported receiving positive feedback on the alley chip seal work that began the week of August 16 and has now been completed. A Resolution was adopted for 2021 Chip Seal Program Pay Application #2.

5. Council members discussed a Dysart Police Department request for an Employee Wellness Program for the officers. The topic was tabled until next month in order for council member Taylor Gingrich to contact Joe’s Gym, Dysart to discuss possible options for such a program.

6. The council approved attendance at the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association (IMFOA) Fall Conference October 20-22, 2021 for city clerk Tabby Kaiser and deputy city clerk Rachel Hala.