Okoboji City Council Addresses Hwy 71 Concerns; Moves Ahead With Seawall Repair

Wed 10-9-2019

(Okoboji)-- The Okoboji City Council Tuesday evening took a few minutes in their meeting to address concerns from constituents over some possible proposed changes to Highway 71 through the Lakes Corridor. City Administrator Michael Meyers says city officials and council members have been hearing from residents following the release of a conceptual video by Imagine Iowa Great Lakes...Meyers06 (1) 

"A number of different things were shown in that video that the council members are hearing about and they just wanted to let the residents know that they hear them and that discussion will continue on this in coming months."

On another note, Meyers says the council was updated on a project to repair a portion of the Dixon Beach seawall on West Lake Okoboji that is failing, which will consist of rip-rapping that part of the wall...Meyers07 

"Over the past year the city has had discussion with the Iowa DNR and as of late last week we officially received all of the permits we need to move forward with this project. So the city council gave city staff the direction to move forward with gathering competitive quotes for the project. We need to go through the city's local lakeshore landscaping permit process and then hopefully bring options back to the council in November for further action."

Meyers says they still hope to get that project done yet this fall.

Also as part of Tuesday's meeting, Mayor Mary Vanderwoude administered the oath of office to the city's newest police officer, Joshua Zigrang.