Special Council Meeting Monday


The Ottumwa City Council will hold a “special” meeting next Monday Evening at 5 PM, in the Council Chambers at OttumwaCity Hall. Among the items on the tentative agenda…..a recommendation to approve the hiring of Scott Hallgren as Executive Director of the BridgeViewCenter. If approved by the Council, Hallgren will replace outgoing Executive Director Larry Gawronski, who has been promoted to National Sales Director for Venu Works of Ames, Iowa. Hallgren has worked for Venu Works for the past 10 years.

Also at next Monday Night’s Meeting the City Council will discuss but NOT vote upon, the City of Ottumwa’s Plan for long-term investment in the future of the Beach Ottumwa. City Officials note that the Beach Ottumwa has about 25 more years of life for most of the major structures at the Beach. The Council will discuss its options to go ahead with a phased-in re-building of the Beach. It is likely that the Beach Advisory Committee will be charged with doing an extensive study of the Beach Ottumwa and its facilities, and come back with a recommendation to the Council in the future, before any formal decisions are made about the future of the Beach Ottumwa.

The Council Meeting next Monday Night is open to the Public.