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Park hunting season set

Monday, October 3, 2005

By Ken Ross, Managing editor

The Cherokee City Council approved limited goose hunting at Spring Lake Park on weekends during the goose hunting season.

The focus of the annual goose hunt in Spring Lake Park has been to involve youth in hunting. Hunters must include a youth accompanied by an adult. The adult must have a hunting license and the youth must have completed a hunter safety course.

A specific date for the hunting. Those interested should leave their name and phone number at city hall and will be contacted.

The goose hunting in the park began in 2002 as a way to reduce the goose population which had become a nuisance at the park. There have been other measures to reduce nesting at the park such as scare strips and signs telling people to not feed the geese.

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The council passed the second reading increasing the garbage pickup rate and voted to waive the third reading.

The fee will be increased to $9.20 a month.

At a meeting in August, Bob Lundell, owner of Sanitary Services, which contracts with the city for trash pickup, requested an increase in the rate charged to the city from $7.85 to $8.85 per address.

The city adds a 35 cent charge for administration, so the bill charged per household will increase from $8.20 to $9.20. The last increase in rates was on Jan. 1, 2001.

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The council approved the lower of two bids for installation of three handicap accessible doors at the Cherokee Community Center. The low bid for installation was from Haselhoff construction at $7,493 with the cost of the doors from Wheelchair Dynamics at $6,750, to bring the total cost to $14,243.

The city has been approved for a grant of $7,500, $2,500 for each door, to help pay for the project.

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The council approved a street closing of Fourth Street by the Cherokee Depot for the Oct. 15 Fall Family Fest.

The council approved reappointment of Gene Streeter to another term on the Board of Adjustment.



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