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GC Council to tour sand mine in Menomonie

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY — The Glenwood City Common Council met for their regular meeting on Monday, July 1 where Mayor John Larson raised the idea of touring the Fairmount Minerals sand mine company in Menomonie.

This tour has been tentatively set for Thursday, July 11 with members from the City Council, School Board and the committee handling the non-metallic mining ordinance participating.

Larson said the offer would be extended to those in Downing as well. However, the tour group is limited to only 10-12 people.

Public Works

The large item approved by Council Members was a bid of $13,475 from Century Fence for the repainting of the crosswalks, parking stalls and centerline on Oak Street.

The bid went to a company like Century Fence since they use an epoxy paint, which will last several years longer than the water based paint the city has. This is tentatively to be completed before the fair in two weeks.

Also in terms of public works, there was talk about raising the pavers on the sidewalks, especially around Nextgen and the Methodist Church since they have dropped, which is posing a problem to walkers.

It was also shared that the dugouts at Hinman will not be torn down after the fourth of July holiday as expected, but instead the reconstruction will begin in August due to the extended summer league season.

Library Report 

The library’s Summer Reading Program is currently underway and Story Time and Creative Kids programming will occur every Tuesday from until July 23. There are also movies showing on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. Lastly their big summer program will be on August 7 with Mad Science putting on a show starting at 2:00 p.m.

Also, staff members donated time to spruce up the front of the library by purchasing plants for the outdoor container and weeding the flower garden and adding more hostas.

Other business

The Council approved the change of date to the monthly meetings, which will now be the second Monday of every month starting on August 12.

The Council also approved a one time, 1:00 a.m. outdoor music curfew for Aaron and Lisa’s Boondocks on the evening of Saturday, July 20. The council agreed to this only because it will be the fair weekend and other loud noises will occur.

Operator’s License applications for Dean A. LeMay, Angela L. Jeske, Noah G. Threlkeld, Christine A. Fagerland and Mark A. Fagerland were approved.

Also approved were a Temporary Class B Picnic License application and a Temporary Operator’s License application for Glen Hills Lions Club, Inc. on September 6-7.

Lastly, two burn permit application were also approved.