Hull forms bike/walking path committee

Jeanne Visser | Staff Writer

Hull’s water tower will get a fresh coat of paint and the city logo applied this month.

Making Hull a bicycle-friendly community is important to the city council, so city administrator Jim Collins was directed to put together a bike/walking path committee.

The committee was formed to provide advice for a bike trail in Hull with the goal of building an accessible, safe and convenient multiuse path by creating a public greenway for relaxation and recreation such as walking, running, skating and biking.

The group will have its first meeting this week.

At its last meeting, the council also reviewed Iowa’s laws concerning fireworks.

“We wanted some clarification as to how the law applies to fireworks use in Hull and we talked about the possibility of creating a fireworks ordinance like many of the cities around us have done,” explained Collins. “But at this point we’ve decided to just keep following the state law.”

Some of the rules reviewed included the age to purchase fireworks — 18.  Sales are June 1-July 8 and Dec. 10-Jan. 3.

Discharge dates are July 1-8 and Dec. 10-Jan. 3.

Hours of discharge are 9 a.m.-10 p.m. except July 4 and weekends preceding and following when those times are 9 a.m.-11 p.m. December 31 discharge hours are 9 a.m.-12:30 a.m. (Jan. 1).  Weekends preceding and following Dec. 31, hours are 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

The council also approved installing a sidewalk in Eastside Park that would extend from the parking area to Willow Street, passing between the two ball fields in the park.

Hull’s water tower will get a facelift when it is painted this month using the city logo.

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