Oath Of Office and Updating Communication Network - Actions Taken At First Council Meeting Of 2020

January 03, 2020 9:44am

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The Sioux Center City Council held their first meeting of the new year Thursday. The oath of office was given to several individuals including Eric Moerman who was re-elected as city councilman; new councilman Dale Vander Berg who replaced retired councilmember Verlyn Rozeboom; Dave Krahling who finished the term of former Mayor Dennis Walstra who passed away suddenly in 2019. Also sworn in were Mayor Pro-Tem Randy Vreugdenhil, City Attorney Brian Van Engen, City Manager/City Clerk Scott Wynja, Utilities Manager Murray Hulstein, Treasurer Darryl Ten Pas, Police Chief Mike Halma, and Fire Chief Dave Van Holland.

Other business included a resolution of appreciation for the service of Verlyn Rozeboom, who retired as city councilman last year.

The council also adopted a resolution to sell property to Agri-Vision Equipment. They plan to build their new facility on 15 acres of land located in the Urban Renewal Area in northern Sioux Center, purchase price of the land will be $495,000.

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Council also authorized a 10-year service contract with Premiere Communications to construct a new communication network to certain city properties. Cost to replace the current outdated network is $36,000/year. The contract includes all construction, location service, equipment, backup power, maintenance and future upgrades. The system should be operational by this summer.