City And County Transit Services Now Extend To Mason City

Charles City, Iowa – There could be a new and cheaper way to travel between Mason City and Charles City.

 

City Administrator Steve Diers recommended resolution 178-18 and 179-18 at  last night’s city council meeting. The council approved a pair of amendments to contracts with NIACOG and Circle K communications, the city’s transit services.  The amendment allows someone to ride a bus from Charles City to Mason City and back.

 

The city would be reimbursed fully for the rides to Mason City which cost five dollars for the general public, and three dollars for the elderly or disabled.  The number and where the routes go haven’t been determined yet.

In other council news

The council also approved a resolution setting a public hearing for the rezoning of the 500 North Grand Building.  This would allow the Charles City Community School District sell the building to a developer and allow the developer to renovate the building into apartments.

The council passed resolution 172-18 allowing the state of Iowa to prepare the preliminary plans, specs, and setting a date for letting.  The council set a date for the first week of March for a public hearing for the North Jackson and South Main H-M-A paving project.