HAWARDEN—Mayor Ric Porter announced two proclamations at the regular Hawarden City Council meeting April 10. Both were set for this week. One is for the Week of the Young Child and the other is for Alcohol Prevention.
Porter also gave his sympathies to the family of Ricardo Rodriguez in regards to Rodgriguez’ death.
“Lastly for the Mayor’s report tonight, if and when the weather ever starts to get better, I would like everyone to look around and start to get our residences and businesses, start to get cleaned up again,” Porter said.
In other matters, the city council;
Heard from Hawarden Regional Healthcare CEO Jayson Pullman who gave a brief report of the hospital. Pullman noted the success seen throughout the past couple months pertaining to the urgent care being offered at HRH. Pullman reported that emergency room visits are down and people who haven’t used the services at HRH are now coming to receive treatment.
Approved the 2019 Hawarden natural gas system operating and maintenance plan as well as the natural gas system emergency plan and procedures.
Approved fiscal sponsorship for the Hawarden Golf Course Board, the Hawarden Farmers Market and the Hawarden Community Dinner for a Hawarden Community Foundation grant request.
Discussed the sale of a city-owned lot at 704 Ave. K, which will be continued at the next meeting. Most council members seemed in favor.
Set the public hearing on the CDGB Hawarden Housing Rehab Grant Program for Wednesday, April 24.
Approved a request for Sportsman’s Lanes and Lounge to transfer their liquor license to the Hawarden Community Center on Saturday, April 27.
Approved a request from Paradise bar for a new eight-month Class C liquor license with Sunday sales effective May 1.