The Mason City City Council and Mayor Eric Bookmeyer will meet Tuesday evening to discuss the overdue water bill owed by the fairgrounds and other topics.|The Mason City City Council and Mayor Eric Bookmeyer will meet Tuesday evening to discuss the overdue water bill owed by the fairgrounds and other topics.
According to a memo from City Administrator Brent Trout to the Mayor and Council, Trout was contact recently by “an individual” who said “he was prepared to donate money for half of the past due amount up to $12,500 for the water bill of the North Iowa Fairgrounds if the City of Mason City would forgive the other half of the bill.”
Trout is currently working out a payment plan with the fairgrounds on the delinquent bill.
Council member Jeff Marsters, who normally does not attend these Council discussion sessions because thy are not mandatory, told NorthIowaToday.com that “I wanted to voice my opinion on the private payment of 1/2 of the water bill. I am not in support of dropping 1/2 the water bill for the fairgrounds to get half.”
Other business to be discussed is a “safety issue” at 12th Street NW and Taft Avenue intersection. Council member Travis Hickey has brought this issue up in the past and asked about the installation of a guardrail there.
City Engineer Mark Rahm will present a review of the options related to the issue.
Lastly, the salvage and relocation of buyout homes will be discussed.|