An amendment to the parking ordinance, Galva certified as Storm Ready and a new storm alert siren for the northwest part of town were topics at the Galva City Council meeting Monday (Oct. 25) night.

An amendment to the parking ordinance, Galva certified as Storm Ready and a new storm alert siren for the northwest part of town were topics at the Galva City Council meeting Monday (Oct. 25) night. 

The amendment reads that “vehicles and equipment more than 6 feet in height and/or having more than 1 axle and/or having more than 4 wheels and/or having more than 15 feet in length. Said vehicles being towed, self-propelled or attached or another vehicle and designed or used for temporary dwelling, recreational or sporting purposes. Shall include but not be limited to, boats and other flotation equipment with or without trailers; Class A, B, or C Motor Homes; folding trailers and “pop-ups,” tent campers, fifth wheel and travel trailers, bus conversions and truck campers; dune buggies and all- terrain vehicles.” 

This amendment was unanimously passed. 

Adam Jaquet, Galva’s ESDA director, told the council that the city of Galva has received the Storm Ready certification again. Galva joins 902 communities and 1,266 counties with this certification across the United States. 

Galva has been certi- fied since 2005. Jaquet said to get re-certified, Galva had to fill out an application with the National Weather Service, have a plan in place and have a mete- orologist come to Galva to check that every- thing is in place. Certification lasts until 2020. 

City Administrator David Dyer congratulated Jaquet for getting Galva Storm Ready certified and said he knew Bob Johnson was so proud to have Adam take over as director. 

A new siren has been purchased by the city to be placed by a genera- tor near the corner of NW Eighth Ave. and NW Fourth St.. Siren placement is just waiting for the pole to be delivered. 

Jaquet said after the storm in May, it was made known residents could not hear the other sirens in that part of town. 

He said this will be the sixth siren for Galva. It will be ready before the start of the 2018 storm season. 

Superintendent Greg Thompson reported they have begun replacement of fire hydrants that are not functioning. 

He said they will continue as long as weath- er permits. 

They will notify residents in the work area with “door hangers.” 

Check for door hang- ers warning of a boil order. 

First ward alderman Dwren Boston thanked former alderman Gary Armel for all his volunteer efforts for the city, including mowing, spraying, weeding flower beds and paint- ing. 

Second ward alder- man Rich Volkert reported that he has been working on a tree replacement plan for terraces. 

Galva is losing a lot of ash trees. Volkert is hoping for a plan where the homeowner pays for half of the new tree. 

First ward alderman Jayme Hopping served as mayor pro tem in the absence of Mayor Rich Nordstrom.