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Hoisington City Council meets
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HOISINGTON — The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday night.

The council voted to hold a hearing on a dangerous or unsafe structure at 569 W. 3rd. City Code Enforcement Officer Don Doerschlag took recent pictures and said the property has not been cleaned up and no repairs had been made. Several of the windows have no glass in them and the porch roof is in danger of caving in, in addition to other needed repairs.

"The condition is such that I feel it should be torn down," said Doerschlag. The hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10.

City Manager Jonathan Mitchell informed the council that the business that is considering taking over the old Duckwall’s building is evaluating renovating the structure to the south whether an expansion of floor space is more viable than a demolition. He reported that it appeared that repair and renovation would cost less than demolition, and that they are leaning towards keeping the building.

The council also discussed the evening swimming lessons in July. The council had received both positive and negative reports since the pool is then closed for evening swim time. The council tabled discussion.

Bill Glazner from Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball presented the 2010 audit report. "Everything came across as we’d hoped," he said. We "agree in all material respects that the numbers are correct."

He mentioned a couple of improvements such as segregation of duties, which he said was not possible with the size the city workforce. He also mentioned cross-counting of drawers and turning over collected excess funds to the state as unclaimed property.

Mitchell gave a report on pool usage. Daily pool attendance is nearly double from 2009. Concession collections have also increased.

The total attendance for 2011 was 15,895. The total attendance for 2009 was 8.259.

Bruce Bitter, B&B Metalarts, requested a donation to the World Trade Center Memorial at the Great Bend Municipal Airport. The council approved $1,000.

In final business, the council:

•Approved the annual Standard Traffic Ordinance and the Uniform Public Offense Code.

•Approved a cereal malt beverage license for Concordia Lutheran Church picnic on Oct. 9.

•Heard a report on the city water plant.