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Emmetsburg City Council Actions

By Staff | Nov 17, 2015

Emmetsburg City Council acted on recommendations from the Finance, Ordinance and Personnel Committee at their meeting Monday, Nov. 9.

The council unanimously approved wage increases for personnel at The Shores:

– Part time event host/ hostess wage increase from $7 to $9 per hour with a 60-day probation, then increasing to $10 per hour.

– Part time housekeeping/maintenance/grounds keeper wage increase from $7 to $9 per hour with a two week probation, then increasing to $12 per hour.

– Part time head bartender wage increase from $7 to $12 per hour.

In other action, the council approved several items on the Lake Street project, including one change order; pay request amounting to $36,815.39 to Beck Excavating Inc.; and, approval of the Certificate of Substantial Completion for the Lake Street Utility and Street Improvement Project. All council representatives voted yes. The motion to consider amendment to Bolton & Menk’s Professional Services agreement was approved with Councilman Bill Burdick casting the only negative vote.

A public hearing was held on the Development Agreement between the City of Emmetsburg and KTJ266, Inc. (the developer for the coming Shopko retail store). The resolution approves the development agreement with KTJ266, Inc., and authorizes the annual appropriation tax increment payments and pledging certain tax increment revenues to the payment of the agreement.

Shopko was scheduled to begin groundwork on the new facility on Monday, Nov. 16.

Emmetsburg City Council also approved a resolution to establish the City of Emmetsburg Quality Apartment Complex Initiative Grant Program to allocate funding. In related action, the council adopted a resolution of recognition and thanks to Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation.

The City Council approved the Lake Board’s recommendation to advertise and accept sealed bids for the 1968, 756 International Tractor “as is”. Sealed bids will be opened at the Dec. 14 City Council meeting.