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City of GoodrichBy Brian Besch
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The Goodrich City Council approved the day rental rate at the community center for a local business and furthered discussions on upcoming celebrations at their November regular gathering.

Motion was made by Karen Hughes, seconded by Bobby Wright to approve $100 deposit and $50 per day rental of Community Center for Ryan Green. Last month, Green asked the council to consider hourly rentals for the Goodrich Community Center. The rental fee is currently $200 for the day. He is hoping to teach martial arts and wants to keep costs for his students down. Goodrich Mayor Kelly Nelson said in October she hoped to have all council members present for discussion before deciding on any changes.

In further discussion of the Christmas tree lighting, the time has changed from 7 p.m. and will now be 6 p.m. at Goodrich City Hall.

The council also continued discussion on the Christmas Market Day and Lighted Christmas Parade scheduled for Dec. 3, at Goodrich City Hall. Mayor Kelly Nelson said she will inquire on vendors to place portable restrooms at the event.

The final count for the annual Halloween Trunk-A-Treat was 112 children. In addition to the City of Goodrich and the Goodrich Volunteer Fire Department, On the Road Truck Stop, Polk County Chamber of Commerce, and Pro Star Waste passed out candy and treats to children in attendance. The GISD student council helped pass out candy and treats.

In further discussion of the city council’s Thanksgiving dinner, the date and time was changed. The dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Goodrich Community Center. Dinner is scheduled to start after lighting the Christmas tree. The menu served for the council will be Mexican food.

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