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Mayor, council honor local Guard members

By Staff | Jul 20, 2010

Mayor Lyle Hevern and the Estherville City Council recognized the National Guard at its regular meeting Monday.

“This is a way to show and acknowledge or support for their efforts,” said Hevern.

The local Guard unit is scheduled for deployment on Sunday, Aug. 1. A brief ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the armory with a short parade through downtown Estherville following.

In conjunction with the event, the council gave approval to have city workers put up flags along Central Avenue on Friday, July 30.

In other business, council approved a change order for the airport hangar and taxilane project and accepted the certificate of completion for the $575,381.20 project. The change order was in the amount of $1,320 to purchase more seeding, fertilizer and mulch.

The council approved the mayor’s appointment of Jeff Swalve to the Estherville Parks and Recreation Board for a three-year term.

The council also approved a sign permit application for Hardees and a Class B Beer permit and outdoor service area for the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce for Sweet Corn Days.

City administrator Penny Clayton updated council on two projects.

The South Sixth Street Project is scheduled to begin after Sweet Corn Days. The project has a late start date of Monday, Aug. 16.

Clayton said the railroad project was scheduled to be completed Monday. However, Central Avenue was not open to through traffic Monday evening.