Kreun resigns from Hull Council

Explaining that he is still recovering from the illnesses that incapacitated him last year, Hull Councilman Mark Kreun offered his resignation at the Feb. 13 council meeting.

The 52-year-old Hull resident and location manager of American State Bank was attacked twice within two months; first by the West Nile virus and then Guillain-Barre syndrome.

“Although I returned to work in January, I am still, and will be for some time, recovering from my illnesses,” stated Kreun. “It has become apparent to me and my family that I am involved in more things than I can effectively handle at this moment and it is affecting my recovery. I don’t feel like I can give full attention to my responsibilities on the city council.”

His resignation is effective immediately.

Kreun’s term expires at the end of this year. The Hull City Council will appoint someone to finish this term. That person then can choose to run for reelection Nov. 7.

“We are disappointed to see Mark resign. He is a valued member of the council,” stated Hull City Administrator Aaron Kooiker. “So now we are looking for people who might be interested in this position.”

He asked that candidates send a letter of interest to him at the city office. The council hopes to interview applicants at its March 13 meeting.

Kreun is encouraging people to consider this position. “City government needs people with various backgrounds and voices to represent the community and I think that’s important.”

At the last meeting, the council also approved a resolution authorizing the sale of a piece of municipally-owned property to Art’s Electric. The real estate is 100×50 feet and is on the north end of Division Street near the lift station.

According to Kooiker, the land was sold to promote economic development in the city.

The council also added a communication section to the city’s street assessment and maintenance policies. “The council felt we could do a better job of communicating with residents when we do street assessments,” explained Kooiker. “We don’t have any plans for assessments at this time but we’re trying to improve the process in the future.”

Work continued on the city’s upcoming budget, which must be approved by March 13. Kooiker said the process is going well and the council is trying to keep the tax levy rate the same as the previous year.

Comments are closed.

  • New license plate designs unveiled for public vote

    August 16th, 2017
    by

    New license plate designs unveiled for public vote Governor Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) director, Mark Lowe, unveiled three potential designs for Iowa’s new


    Western Christian introducing new exchange program

    August 16th, 2017
    by

    Last year, Western Christian High School in Hull wrapped up a huge building and remodeling project. This year, principal Dan Barkel brings his full attention back to education.


    A love for Liberia

    August 16th, 2017
    by

    Brynn Van Voorst is only 14 years old but she’s already showing a compassion for others that is beyond her age.


    Driesen Eye Center offering ‘eclipse glasses’

    August 9th, 2017
    by

    When the total solar eclipse makes its way across the United States Monday, Aug. 21, for the first time in almost 100 years, there’s a way to watch the event without damaging your eyes.


    Auctioneer values Boyden ties

    August 9th, 2017
    by

    Del Beyer grew up on a Boyden farm, hearing his dad dabble occasionally in auctioneering and also going with his father to the sale barn where he was fascinated by the auctioneers. “It has always intrigued me,” Beyer said.


  • Feenstra leaving insurance business for college position

    August 2nd, 2017
    by

    After working as the insurance manager at ISB Insurance in Hull nine years, Randy Feenstra has changed his focus. Instead of being employed by a business, he’s now teaching students about business and government.


    Keeping the tradition alive

    August 2nd, 2017
    by

    The Western Christian athletic department is well known throughout northwest Iowa, and the state in general, for having quality sports programs year in and year out.


    A year for the history books

    August 2nd, 2017
    by

    In order to build a successful athletic department, your athletes need to “buy into” the system and what the coaches are trying to teach them.


    Kerr joins Rock Valley Police Department

    July 26th, 2017
    by

    Last week, Jordan Kerr joined the Rock Valley Police Department as one of six full-time officers in that organization.


    Business condos available in Hull

    July 26th, 2017
    by

    Need affordable shop space for your small business? Or a large shed for your toys?


  • [Advertisement.]
  • What’s Happening

    Albert R. Heemstra

    Heemstra Heemstra 95 Hospers, Iowa August 10, 2017 Albert Heemstra, 95, of Hospers, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Aug.

    Ernest A. Winter

    Ernest A. Winter 84 Boyden, Iowa August 9, 2017 Ernest A. Winter, 84, of Boyden, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Aug.

    William “Zeke” J. Nieuwendorp

    Nieuwendorp Nieuwendorp 70 Hull, Iowa August 7, 2017 William “Zeke” Nieuwendorp, 70, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Monday, Aug.