By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

During the regular meeting of the Guthrie Center City Council on Jan. 22, discussion was made about using a Guthrie County Community Foundation grant to essentially split the cost of adding new playground equipment at the city park.

City Clerk Kris Arrasmith said the total funds of the project come in at about $44,583.

“So with matching funds split between us and the Community Foundation, that puts us at about $22,292,” she said.

Arrasmith explained that the playground equipment to be ordered is called “Jungle Adventure” and is geared toward kids ages 5-12. The council approved the plan.

Snow removal expectations were discussed, and the council asked that all citizens remember to promptly shovel sidewalks, as required by city ordinance.

The council discussed the first reading of proposed Ordinance 2024-01, regarding temporary storage containers.

 “I had a question about the large dumpsters that people roll in when they’re remodeling,” Councilmember Garold Thomas asked. “Does that fall under this?”

Arrasmith said the proposed storage container ordinance would not address what Thomas referred to. The council unanimously approved the first reading.

The council approved the city’s updated fee schedule as submitted.

Brenda Dudley addressed the council on behalf of Midwest Partnership (MWP). She mentioned the MWP 2024 annual dinner, which is being held on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Casey Community building. The guest speaker will be Bill Menner. Tickets are available at $32 each or $180 for a table of six and can be obtained by calling 515-523-1262.

The next regular meeting of the city council will be Monday, Feb. 12.