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Schrupp, Ziemer sworn into new terms on Glencoe City Council

It took the second meeting of January, but the full Glencoe City Council was officially sworn into office Jan. 20 when Gary Ziemer and John Schrupp were given the oath of office for another term. Both were absent from the Jan. 6 reorganization meeting when newly elected Allen Robeck was sworn in early in order to have a quorum to complete the end of the 2014 business.
In other matters, the City Council:
• Approved a resolution to proceed with a design and engineering contract with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) for construction of the parallel taxiway project at Vernon Perschau Memorial Airport.
The cost of the SEH contract will be $62,500, of which the federal and state aeronautical agencies will fund 95 percent. Glencoe’s share will be $3,120.
The actual taxiway project is nearly $1 million.
Council Member Dan Perschau said the Glencoe Airport Commission gave unanimous approval to proceed with the SEH contract.
City Administrator Mark Larson said the taxiway project is expected to be bid early this spring and be awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this summer. Work is expected to begin in August or September.
• Gave first reading to an annexation ordinance amendment concerning a home located in Glencoe Township that was purchased in 2014 by Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS). GRHS asked that the property be annexed into the city. The original annexation ordinance called for the city to pay the township for two years of property taxes at $75.37 per year. The township requested that it be paid for five years instead. Approval was on a 4-0 vote with Council Member Kevin Dietz absent. The amendment needs three readings before approved.

For more, see the Jan. 28 print edition of The Chronicle.