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City hires new city clerk

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HARTINGTON — Assistant City Clerk Dani De Waal was hired last week as the new Hartington City Clerk.

De Waal, has been serving as the assistant clerk since February. She replaces Natalie Schaecher, who recently submitted her resignation.

The Hartington City Council also voted at its Tuesday meeting to close the baseball-softball account.

The baseball- softball association will now take care of most expenses involved with the summer youth programs. The city will continue to maintain the ball park, and will take care of some other routine expenses.

The Council also voted to start taking LB840 funds from the Economic Development Corporation to help pay the salary of and for office space for Economic Development Coordinator Miranda Becker.

The decision was not unanimous, however, as Council President Brad Peitz voted against the move.

In the past, Peitz has said economic development has done a lot of beneficial work for the community, and he doesn’t want to hinder them from doing more in the future. The group’s efforts have made it possible to pr0vide zero percent revolving business loans to both new and current businesses.

Despite Peitz’s objections, the move was approved 2-1 with Councilman Roman Sudbeck absent from the meeting.

Mayor Mark Becker said he anticipates the expenditure will amount to about $1,000 each month.

The Council also approved changes to the transfer station hours, but those hours will not actually go into effect, yet, Schaecher said.

It was discovered after the meeting that some changes will have to be made.

The Council will be voting on new hours at its next meeting, she said.