New Hampton City council

New Mayor Bobby Schwickerath poses for a photo with his parents, Sarah and Jim Rahlf, after taking his oath.
Bobby Schwickerath laughed last week when he was asked if he was ready for Monday night’s City Council meeting? “I’m very excited, and honestly, I can’t wait,” New Hampton’s new mayor said, “and seriously, I can’t wait to get to work on making this city an even greater place. … But yeah, I’m also...
New Hampton Mayor Deb Larsen, City Clerk Karen Clemens and City Councilmen Cory McDonald, Scott Carey and Scott Perkins look over their packets during the final City Council meeting of 2019 last Monday.
The New Hampton City Council has said “thanks, but no thanks” to a broadband company that wanted to install antennas on the city’s water towers in exchange for free wireless internet service for all city departments. Council members made the decision at last Monday’s meeting, the final one for...
The Chickasaw County ambulance saga took yet another turn recently when the Board of Supervisors made a settlement offer to cities. Supervisors designated their chairman, Jacob Hackman, and County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath to serve as the negotiating team that came up with the offer that will...
The owners of a New Hampton mobile home park asked the City Council last week for a variance when it comes to the city’s water policy, and although council members didn’t take any action, they sent a signal that they would work with the owners. Andrea and Joel Rochford purchased Smith Estates, the...
Main Street business owners and New Horizons-Chamber Director Jason Speltz made a pitch to the New Hampton City Council to loosen the city code that gives them very little space to display their wares outside their stores. “My biggest concern is we need to promote New Hampton, Iowa, and bring...
A New Hampton resident made a pitch last week to the City Council to have members of the New Hampton Light Plant Board elected, rather than appointed, but he may have to first lobby the Iowa Legislature to change state law. Larry Throndson, a former member of the Light Plant Board, last Monday...
If New Hampton residents want to run a “trickle” of water to keep their pipes from freezing this winter, they will have to pay for that water and the sewer treatment for it. The City Council on Monday night decided that the unwritten policy that has been in effect for years in New Hampton will no...
The New Hampton City Council on a unanimous vote reinstated last Monday night a New Hampton sergeant who has been on paid administrative leave since September 2018. Council members went into closed session for 74  minutes, and when they returned, Mayor Deb Larsen announced that the council members...
The New Hampton City Council last week approved a request by the TRIBE Trail Committee to extend the 25 mile-per-hour speed limit on West Main Street near what will be the high school and middle school complex. And that was welcome news to New Hampton Community Schools Superintendent Jay Jurrens. “...
New Hampton City Council members didn’t make any decisions during their meeting last Monday night, but they are seriously considering ending a longstanding practice that allows city residents to use extra water during winter months. For years, the city has allowed residents to turn on taps and...

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