Rock Rapids, Iowa — The Rock Rapids City Council met in regular session at the Forster Community Center on Monday night, January 13th.

At the end of the last meeting, council member Scott Schneidermann tendered his resignation from the council, due to changes at his place of employment. The council heard from two former council members who were interested in taking Schneidermann’s spot. Matt Oedekoven served about ten years ago, and Rollie Vander Lee served in the 1990s.

Vander Lee was appointed to the council Monday night on a 3 to 1 vote. Council members indicated that it was a difficult decision.

The council also voted to create a new Urban Renewal Area called the Hawkins Urban Renewal Area, which will include the Hawkins subdivisions.

Among other issues, council members also approved a construction project on South Second Avenue, west of Union Street and going to Fairlamb. All of the pavement will be removed, and it will be replaced with portland cement. There will also be related work on Dickinson and Bradley Streets.

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