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Koets pursues passion, resigns from city council

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 11:30 a.m. CST

After Tuesday’s Creston city council meeting, at-large councilwoman Terri Koets teared up as she read from a letter announcing her resignation from the council.

Koets who took office January 2006 and was re-elected in 2009, proposed her husband Dave Koets fill her position for the remainder of her term, which expires Dec. 31.

“He loves the park and rec board as much as I do,” Koets said about her husband. “He would be great at it.”

According to Koets, her husband has helped her understand budgets and has a strong understanding of infrastructure and covenants.

Koets said an opportunity had presented itself to work with cancer patients through a program affiliated with Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, through which Koets will begin training to do hair restoration. She will communte a few days a week to Des Moines and also work out of her home salon, Poplar Cuts in Creston.

Koets, who previously worked in a salon in Windsor Heights, said she enjoyed helping patients care for their hair and helping cut, style and care for the wigs for her clients.

“I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time,” said Koets.

Koets’ resignation is effective the end of this month.

In other city business the council:

• Held a public hearing for the adoption of the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2014.

• Adopted the city budget for fiscal year 2014.

• Approved a lease extension agreement between Creston Model Rail Road Club and city of Creston.

• Approved a request from Creston Model Railroad Club of $230 from the hotel-motel fund to subsidize the required liabilty insurance cost.

• Held a public hearing on the proposed sale of city-owned real estate located at 505 N. Elm St. to Kate Guiter for $68,000.

• Approved the sale of city-owned real estate located at 505 N. Elm St. to Kate Guiter for $68,000.

• Approved addedum No. 5 to offer for real estate located at 505 N. Elm St. , to extend closing to on or before April 15.

• Approved an amendment to the inflow and infiltration policy to include the current Union County HUD income limits when updated.

• Approved a business associate agreement with Info Dog Security, a confidential document destruction company.

• Approved an acknowledgement and settlement agreement with Creston Farm and Home, which will submit to a 30-day suspension of its cigarette permit commencing April 1 in lieu of participating in a hearing.

• Approved an acknowledgement and settlement agreement with Casey’s Store No. 3, 200 S. Elm St., which has remitted a civil penalty in the amount of $300 in lieu of participating in a hearing.

• Approved the hiring of and reimbursement of training expenses of Samuel Abell as police officer contingent upon successful completion of MMPI and physical testing.

• Approved a consulting agreement with La-Mair-Mulock-Condon company for employee benefits based on recommendation of the finance committee.

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