Lindeman feted for council work

The Goessel City Council recognized Larry Lindeman for his 20 years as a member of the council during its Dec. 18 meeting.

This was Lindeman’s last meeting, and Mayor Dave Schrag presented him with a plaque. Schrag expressed appreciation for his many years of service to the city and thanked him for his work.

According to City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead, “The city is deeply appreciative of Larry’s dedication and service over the past 20 years. The time and loyalty he has shown to the city have not gone unnoticed, and he will truly be missed on the council.”

Schrag and Whitehead wished him the best in his next endeavors. Most recently, Lindeman had been the councilor assigned to oversee the city park and also the recycling effort.

The other councilors will remain on the council: Ben Schmidt (streets), Duane Adrian (equipment), Dean Snelling (water and burn site) and Kevin Klassen (wastewater).

Evan Esau will join the council in January.

In other business, the council:

• heard from Karen Dalke, public works director, that some street signs have been stolen.

• heard that the sprinkler system at the Harvest Meadows addition had somehow been turned on over the weekend, and the water froze.

• heard that Dalke and White­head are planning ahead to the sewer project, which will hopefully begin next year. Consequently, they requested and already received a map of the city’s gas lines from the gas company.

• briefly discussed a blighted property in town.

• considered updating the nuisance code but made no decision at this meeting.

• did not discuss semi ordinances as listed on the city council agenda.

• spent a brief amount of time discussing annual employee evaluations and thanked city employees for their work.