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Government

  • City Testing The Water On 'Option 2' Plan For Pool

    The Glenwood City Council has given city administrator Brian Kissel the green light to finalize the details of an “Option 2” funding plan for a $4.7 million aquatic center on property adjacent to Glenwood Community High School.

    In May, Glenwood residents failed to pass a bond issue for construction of the facility. The measure received the approval of 52 percent of voters, but 60 percent was needed for passage.

  • Repaving Streets With Bricks Comes With A Cost

    Repaving an 1,800 square-foot portion of First Street, between Locust and Hazel, will cost the city of Glenwood around $16,000.

    That’s more than twice the amount the city would be paying if the same stretch of road were to be repaved with concrete, Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook said after an April 22 meeting of the Glenwood City Council.

  • City, School District Finalizing Pool Agreement

    The city of Glenwood and the Glenwood Community School District are still dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s on a 28-E (intergovernmental agency) agreement that would allow an outdoor aquatic center to be built on school district property.

    If approved by residents of the city of Glenwood in a May 6 bond issue election, the $4.7 million facility would be built on a two-acre site adjacent to a new auxiliary gymnasium being constructed at Glenwood Community High School.

  • Senior Center Seeks City, County Funds

    The board of directors at the Glenwood Senior Center are reaching out to the Mills County Board of Supervisors and Glenwood City Council in hopes of getting financial assistance to help cover the facility’s daily operating expenses.
        

    Senior Center board president Bonnie Millsap said rising utility and insurance costs have put a strain on the Senior Center’s budget and the volunteers who run the facility are finding it increasingly difficult to meet their financial obligations.
        

  • County-Wide Trails System

    The Mills County Trail Planning Committee, Mills County Conservation Board and the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program are hosting a series of listening sessions this month to solicit public input on the future of a multi-use trails system in the county.

  • 'Blues, Brews and BBQ'

    The Glenwood Park Board and City Council have given their blessings to a “Blues, Booze and BBQ” event at Glenwood Lake Park on July 4.
     
    Glenwood resident Randy Romens, who also has ownership interest in Keg Creek Brewing, presented informal plans for the event to the city council at its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3.

  • Senate Candidate In Glenwood

    Nearly a year before next November’s mid-term election, U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) was in Glenwood last Tuesday getting the word out on his bid to fill Tom Harkin’s soon-to-be-vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. Braley, who represents Iowa’s first congressional district in eastern Iowa, campaigned at Doodles Bar and Grill as part of six-stop tour through southwest Iowa.

  • City Defining Qualifications To Serve On GVFD

    The Glenwood City Council  is working on changes to its code of ordinances to better define qualifications for individuals who serve on the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department.

    Under legislation being considered by the council, all fire department members will be required to meet the following criteria:

    - Be a U.S. citizen and Glenwood resident or live within three miles of the city limits;

    - Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment;

    - Have a current Iowa driver’s license;

  • Kim Clark Elected To Third Mayoral Term

    Glenwood mayor Kim Clark was elected to a third two-year term in last Tuesday’s general election, defeating challenger Trent Good by a margin of 478-251.

        “I am very pleased,” Clark said of the results. “I think Glenwood residents believe the city is moving in the right direction. I think I ran a positive campaign. I discussed the issues and the progress we’ve made.
        “I think most people know if they have a problem with the city, they can come in and talk things out with us.”

  • City Election Results

    UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FROM TUESDAY'S ELECTIONS

    Glenwood Mayor - Kimberly Clark 478, Trent Good 251.
    Glenwood City Council At-large - Jessie Lundvall 399, Matthew Gray 293.
    Glenwood City Council Ward 3 - Susan Hirschman 286.

    Pacific Junction Mayor - Andy Young 59, Connie Turner 23.
    Pacifici Junction City Council (elect 5) - William "Butch" Green 62, Korrena Neppl 60, Richard Kerres 54, Rodney Bents 39, Earl W. Smith Jr. 30, Pat Hatcher 28. Write-in 34.