City of Kimball –
Members recite oaths of office, handle appointments
By Debi Ruiz
Jun 17, 2020
Kimball City Mayor Wayne Tupper, left, presents certificates of service and recognition to outgoing council members, Jesse Baker, center and Dick Deffenbaugh. Baker served on the council for nine years and Deffenbaugh, 15. The awards were presented during the regular meeting on Monday, June 15, at the finance office in Kimball.
Joel Reiter, top left photo, was re-appointed to represent Ward III. Kimball City Attorney Theresa Maule Rossow, top right photo, left, administers the oath of office to appointed mayor, Wayne Tupper. Shelly Janish, bottom photo, left, and Matt Dykstra were new members seated on the Kimball City Council while Harold Bickner, right, resumed his position on the council. The oaths of office were administered during the regular meeting on Monday, June 15, at the finance office in Kimball.
Members of the Kimball City Council recited their oaths of office and handled appointments when the group met Monday, June 15, at the finance office in Kimball.
When discussing the monthly bills, Police Chief Chris Reitsma was called upon to explain the Frontline service contract. After checking with various sources, the police chief revealed the city would be charged for services to their sirens whether they had a service contract or not. Council members elected not to renew the service contract.
Under employee reports, Maintenance Engineer Paul Dorwart submitted a written document, detailing water tower building update, attendance at a South Central Water meeting where the City of Kimball received funds of $20,000 for water tower and system upgrades and noted cleanup weekend was June 6-7.
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