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A look at year one Comprehensive plan goals accomplished in 2014

City crew workers Dan Pierce, on ladder, and Danny Walke replace signage within city limits, just one of many goals set forth by the comprehensive plan developed and approved in 2013. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

In December of 2013, after a year of collecting input from the community and extensive research about Guttenberg, the city council approved a new comprehensive plan, the first since 1970. One year later, The Press checks in with Mayor Russ Loven and City Manager Mary Willett about the first twelve months of progress on the plan.

“Overall, this is a 20-30 year plan,” said the mayor. Comprehensive plan completion was listed as one of the top accomplishments of 2013 during a strategic planning session city officials attended early in 2014. Many of the goals set for 2014 were aligned with the comprehensive plan, and many were indeed accomplished throughout the year.

The comprehensive plan is broken into nine chapters. Following is a list of the addressed chapter’s goals and corresponding 2014 undertakings. 


Phyllis I. Morarend

Phyllis I. Morarend, 86, of Garnavillo, died at her home on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 31, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Bruce L. Hanson.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.


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