A letter will be sent out to certain residents in Colo, who will have their sump pumps checked. The city is starting with 32 residences, and will eventually cover all residences and businesses within the city limits.


Council member Randy Stoeffler gave the RAGBRAI committee kudos for the organization of Colo’s RAGBRAI event on July 25. The ‘Pet a Puppy’ from the Story County Animal Shelter in Nevada was a hit with the riders, who streamed through Main Street on their way from Ames to Newton. Riders could also pay to pull a tractor by hand with a rope and had the opportunity to sign a wall on Main Street.


During her monthly address to the council, Librarian Joanie Jamison presented statistics that stated the Colo Library checks out the most DVD and Blu-Ray discs of any Size B (cities of populations between 500 and 999) library in the state.


Dennis Clatt of the Colo Fire Department also mentioned that the department raised around $4,000 selling breakfast burritos to riders. Leftovers were donated to the local food pantry.


The next regular council meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Colo City Hall.