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  1. NIT Publisher

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    December 9, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Mason City Room December 3, 2019
    Mason City, Iowa 7:00 P.M.

    MINUTES
    REGULAR MEETING
    OF THE CITY COUNCIL

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in regular session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the Mason City Room of the Mason City Public Library, at 7:00 P.M., on December 3, 2019. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called there were present, Bill Schickel, Mayor in the Chair, and the following Council Members: Thoma, Jaszewski, Symonds, Masson, Adams, Lee. Absent: None.

    Adopt Agenda: Motion, Masson; 2nd Jaszewski that the agenda be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Dr. Steven Schurtz with the Active Living and Transportation provided a presentation. Council comments and questions followed the report.

    Consent Agenda: Regular Minutes of November 19, 2019; Claims dated November 21 and 27, 2019 in the amount of $1,123,505.58; Columbia Club – Class C Liquor; Reappoint Steven Schurtz and James Miller to the Active Living & Transportation Commission; Appoint/hire Hunter Schmidt, Austin Thompson, and Kaitlyn Shirk as Firefighter/EMTs. Motion, Masson; 2nd, Jaszewski that all items in the Consent Agenda be approved and Resolutions adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Development Agreement – Golden Grain: Mayor Schickel invited North Iowa Corridor President and CEO, Chad Schreck forward to outline the agreement and explain some minor changes. The public hearing was held as per published notice and the Mayor called for comments and objections which were noted. There being no further comments the public hearing was declared closed. Motion, Lee; 2nd, Thoma that the technical clarifications on pages 11, 24 and 27 of the Development Agreement, be accepted. Discussion followed regarding the number of positions, salary range, how it affects the tax base, the digester, etc. AYES: All (Motion carried.) Motion, Adams; 2nd, Jaszewski that Resolution No. 19-272, approving and authorizing execution of a Development Agreement by and between the City of Mason City and Golden Grain Energy, LLC, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Amend No. 8 – MC Unified Urban Renewal Plan: Motion, Masson; 2nd, Symonds that Ordinance No. 19-11A Ordinance No. 19-11A correcting and amending Ordinance No. 19-11, providing that general property taxes levied and collected each year on all property located within the Amended Mason City Unified Urban Renewal Area of the City of Mason City, County of Cerro Gordo, Mason City Community School District, and other taxing districts, be paid to a special fund for payment of principal and interest on loans, monies advanced to an indebtedness, including bonds issued or to be issued incurred by said City in connection with the Amended Mason City Unified Urban Renewal Area (Amendment No. 8 to the Mason City Unified Urban Renewal Plan), be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:31 p.m.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron Burnett, City Clerk

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    December 9, 2019 at 9:44 am

    The Mason City Public Library’s Holiday Music Schedule for 2019 features MICHAEL BETZ on Friday, December 27th. Michael Betz will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Commons. These performances are free and open to the public.

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    December 9, 2019 at 9:43 am

    The Mason City Public Library’s Holiday Music Schedule for 2019 features THE HATS on Thursday, December 26th. THE HATS will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Commons. These performances are free and open to the public.

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    December 9, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Friday December 13th at 10:00am:

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Mason City Multipurpose Arena. Public is invited.

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    December 9, 2019 at 9:25 am

    this is all about the IG report, which is gonna hurt them dems…

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    December 9, 2019 at 9:18 am

    College Football Playoff:

    The UNI Panthers and Dukes will meet at 6 p.m. CT Friday night, Dec. 13. The game will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPN2.

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    December 9, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I have watched the President every single day on TV for 3 years and he seems just FINE to me. However, in my observations I think Sleepy Joe has early stages of dementia and Nervous Nancy seems to be drunk sometimes. Now what!

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    December 9, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I believe that the democrats are using the fake impeachment process to defer a lot of processes including voter reform. They need the votes of illegal aliens and dead people to maintain their voting base.

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      December 9, 2019 at 10:38 am

      It doesn’t matter what you believe. Your wishful thinking doesn’t alter the facts, which are that Trump has committed multiple impeachable offenses, some on camera!

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    December 9, 2019 at 8:31 am

    DEMOCRATS HATE VOTER ID! That makes voter fraud so easy. AND THAT IS THE REASON THEY HATE IT. Is that STUPID? Well, of course, but the worst part of it is that’s the way they plan to take over our Country…voter fraud! Vote RED …Vote for Trump/ Pence 20/20.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 8:31 am

    We are going to need Ice and police at the polls in 2020. And California should not be allowed to harvest votes. Ballots should only be handled by designated poll workers. No sudden found boxes of ballots should be counted unless they are verified first.

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    December 9, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Whether or not a vote was cast by a deceased person it is fraud to register such a person. I’m sure this happens a lot. The voter roles should be sanitized before any election so that only legal voters can vote. Also a voter ID should be required for all voters in every state.

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    December 9, 2019 at 8:30 am

    In response to revaluation that Virginia Democrats registered 19 dead people to vote, House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano said, “The case was not proof of voter fraud because no one had actually managed to cast a vote in the names of the dead,” the WP reports.
    Might a rationale person speculate that that Rep. Toscano’s words suggest his party loves dead Virginians and illegal aliens because it can get both to vote on Election Day?
    WP headline: He fought in World War II. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 8:29 am

    The dems tour upholding their oath to protect the constitution yet have no reluctance to void the 2nd amendment, the electoral college, and last, and most important,the 1st amendment. Liars and hypocrites in so many ways.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Too many people do not understand the 2nd amendment. It is not about us owning guns!!!! It’s about not letting the government take them from us. As long as we the people have weapons to defend ourselves then a tyrannical government will not exist. We let them take our guns and We Die!!! The history books are full of examples.

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      December 9, 2019 at 9:25 am

      You’re a busy little beaver this morning aren’t you bot?

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    December 9, 2019 at 7:14 am

    America is under ATTACK from Islamic Terrorists operating in PLAIN SIGHT. Wake Up people! This a nothing more than Sharia Law VIGILANTES!

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    December 9, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Funny how Muslims cry “Islamaphobia” when they’re questioned, criticized, or rejected. But they’re so fast to ban and reject everything and anyone that isn’t Muslim. Double standards – they have that in common with Democrats.

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      December 9, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Funny how alt-right faux-religious Southern Baptist Nazis wrap themselves in the flag and scream that they’re patriots whenever they get called on their hateful, bigoted, misogynist, un-American behavior.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:13 am

    What a crock of crap. The US does not recognize Sharia law and if they don’t like it, they can go back to the country they came from. This is my country and if you want to live here, you have to abide by our laws. If they have become U.S. citizens, they made a vow to abide by our laws and the constitution.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Islam advances through 4 means: 1. Migration, 2. Intimidation, 3. Violence, 4. DECEPTION. Sharia law is a subversion of the Constitution.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 10:44 am

      Just like the American Taliban, the phony religious right. The least Christlike people since Hitler.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:12 am

    The Sheep are not only asleep they are brain dead! Are You FREAKIN joking me?

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    December 9, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Unfortunately, I think America is about to learn the true meaning of the phrase “Well regulated militia”. I sincerely hope the PROPER authorities crack down on this before things get out of hand.

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    December 9, 2019 at 7:11 am

    The Sharia law, through jihad, was taking over Europe and slaughtering Christians. The Crusades was a response to the problem. Their fault is found in not finishing the job they started. The crusaders should have destroyed Mecca and the Dome of the Rock and abolished Islam forever.
    We didn’t get the roots last time and its back!

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    December 9, 2019 at 7:10 am

    HERE WE GO…..BUCKLE YOUR SEATS. IT’S GONNA BE A BUMPY RIDE!!

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    December 9, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Muslims need to be deported back to the as Trump stated “Shithole” they come from.
    They demand they follow their own laws then they are gone.