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Ghouls, goblins and witches, get ready to terrorize the town. At their meeting Monday, Oct. 16, the Kalona City Council officially set Trick or Treat night for Tuesday, Oct. 31.
The council also heard updates on the new community center project. City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh said the pre-fabricated building pieces for the community center would be arriving 10 days earlier than expected.
“The company had another order or something come up, so we get ours early. Lucky for us,” Schlabaugh said. “The rain slowed our progress a little last week, but other than that there haven’t been any surprises.”
The Council unanimously voted to pass an ordinance adding additional stop signs in town on the second reading Monday night.
Schlabaugh said he and city workers had gone up to Sharon Hill Cemetery to clean up on Monday, and were pleasantly surprised by what they found.
“A lot of people went up and cleaned before we even got up there,” he said. “90 percent of the stuff we picked up is disposable, we removed about a truckload of stuff once it was all said and done.”
Schlabaugh said if residents had any decorations they wanted to get back that were cleaned up, they should call City Hall to set up an appointment.
Schlabaugh also told council members about Kalona’s new emergency alert system.
“We’ve got call and email ready to go, right now we’re just working on the text component.” he said. “People are able to sign up anytime, there’s no time limit, and if they want to call down to City Hall and give us their information, we’ll even sign them up for them.”
Finally, council members went over the route the Mid-Praire Color Run would be taking through town on Saturday, Oct. 21.
“There wont be any real street shutdowns,” Schlabaugh said. “But we will put barricades in a few places to slow the traffic down.”
The color run will start at Mid-Praire Middle School before heading around Kalona.