New councilmen to take oath of office

Three new members will take the oath of office tonight as the City Council of Webster City meets for its first meeting of 2014 tonight at 6:55 p.m.

John Hawkins, Matt McKinney and Logan Welch received the most votes out of the field of seven candidates in the Nov. 5 election. They will fill seats most recently held by Janet Adams, Linda Conaway and Jerry Kloberdanz.

Tonight’s meeting will also serve as the reorganizational meeting for the council with the election of a new mayor, mayor pro-tem and the appointment of members to various city boards and commissions. The council is also expected to pass several annual housekeeping resolutions authorizing the investment of city funds, the issuance of warrants for payments and establishing the dates and times for regular City Council meetings in 2014.

On the general agenda, the City Council will hear a presentation by Jeff Peters of Williams and Company, the city’s audit firm. He will outline the audit findings and give a report on the city’s financial condition. The council is expected to vote on the acceptance of the audit.

Two resignations from local commissions will be received at the meeting. Eugene Gray has issued his resignation from the Hamilton County Solid Waste Commission and Logan Welch has resigned from the Civil Service Commission.

The council will consider the second reading of two proposed amendments to ordinances – one pertaining fences, and the second replacing Chapter 20 of Title 1 pertaining to the city clerk.