Published On: Wed, Mar 30th, 2011

City sets dates for annual clean-up

HARTINGTON — Hartington City Council members want to encourage city residents to do some spring cleaning.
Items that need to be thrown out will be picked up at the curb for half-price and the fees at the Recycling Center will be cut in half for city residents during Clean-up Week.

Clean-up Week will actually run for close to two weeks, according to city clerk Crystal Lenzen — April 18-29.
Work will soon be underway in order to have the pool and the Community Complex in good shape by the time summer arrives.
Steps will be taken to have new drain covers installed at the swimming pool.
The City has 30 days to complete the work in order to be in compliance with new state regulations so the pool can be opened.
Additional cement is needed at the Community Complex, according to council member Gary Kruse. He was part of a group that recently inspected the Complex.
The City Council took the necessary steps in order to sell a narrow strip of land located along Tower Road in the Industrial Subdivision.
The Neb. Dept. of Economic Development has requested the revolving loan funds for the city be returned to them since the funds have not been used for a specified length of time.
Board members discussed the matter with Chris Miller and Economic Development Coordinator Carla Becker and everyone agreed a letter should be sent asking for a year’s extension concerning the funds.
“We have had some people show an interest in the revolving loan funds – we will be contacting them,” Chris Miller said.
A six-foot variance for a building permit for Eric Feilmeier has been approved.
“Feilmeier will be taking off an enclosed porch and adding an open porch,” said Zoning Officer Leroy Hansen.
Council members approved a permit for a 40X60 ft pole building for John Goetz and tabled action on a permit for Dale Duhachek, who wants to move a portable shed onto his lot.
Board members asked Hansen to check on the location of the property lines for the Duhachek property.
After discussing set-backs for zoning requirements in the City Comp Plan, board members agreed to make a few changes.