Jewell City Council
April 23, 2020
The Jewell City Council met in regular session April 6, at City Hall. Those in attendance were Mayor Darrell Bohnert, council members, Max Burks, Josh Burks, Bob Freeman, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell; and city clerk, Shelby Bohnert.
Kevin Peroutek, Jewell County emergency preparedness director, was in attendance to provide an update on local response efforts in regard to COVID-19.
James Reed, code enforcement officer, provided a written report of activities. Reed continues to work with property owners to abate nuisances. Because of COVID-19, Jewell’s city court has been postponded until June 3.
Shelby Bohnert presented the clerk’s report. Community center event reservations have been cancelled because of COVID-19 including the alumni banquet scheduled for the end of May. It was also brought to the city’s attention to remind residents to not use the city dumpsters for demolition materials. Constuction and demolition materials should be taken to the county landfill. Bohnert also provided an update on current city court cases and outstanding fines and fees.
David Knappert provided a written monthly maintencance report. The report included leaving the park restrooms closed for now, tornado shelter landscaping completion and repairs to the F150.
Mayor Bohnert provided an update on the Lake Emerson dredging project. He has been in contact with the backhoe operator to begin a plan for the best
time to begin the project.
Building permits for 310 Broadway, 405 Broadway, and 217 S. Custer were reviewed. After discussion, all three building permits were approved.
In community center business, Robert McCreight presented a plan to provide technology upgrades at the request of family wishes for the Miola Grifeth memorial. They will pursue the 65 inch TV option and proceed with the project.