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GLENWOOD CITY — The City Council approved the borrowing of $130,000 for street repair and improvements for this summer’s work.
Mayor John Larson addressed the Council at their regular meeting Monday evening, June 17 by telling the members of the Council that the city had paid off a $130,000 loan taken out five years ago and that borrowing the same amount would not have an effect on the taxes.
Members of the Council reviewed a proposal from the county with estimates on seven street projects that need attention. Included in the projects is the asphalt paving of Eagles Bluff road which is known as the old dump road at a cost of $60,000.
Other areas that are to receive work is an alley patch between Fourth and Fifth Street, a patch near the car wash, Tiffany Creek repair where there was a frost boil during the winter for about $15,000 and ditch stabilization work on 320th Street at a cost ranging from $15,000 to $22,000 and repairing Second Street at the corner with Second Street where a broken water main was repaired during the winter months and replacing part of the curb and gutter at that location. The city had received cost estimates from St. Croix County on the work, but City Attorney Autumn Lindquist, informed the Council that because of the cost amount they would have to bid out the projects.
Repair Rusting Squad Car
Council member Rob Unruh reported to the Council about a rust problem with the Police Department’s 2011 Ford Crown Victoria. A repair estimate for work on the front fenders was estimated at just over $1,500. But Mayor Larson noted that, “if we are going to replace that unit in less than two years, I would not put any money into it.” The council agreed with not repairing it.
A proposal was in front of the meeting to replace 33 Oak Street streetlights with LED bulbs at a cost of $200 each, but members of the council wanted to get another bid for the work and tabled the matter. They also tabled another matter for a second bid and that was the seal coating of the walking path along Highway 170 to the school.
In other business the Council
• Approved a payment of $115,843 to August Winter and Sons for work done at the Waste Water Treatment plant as part of the $1,863,150 improvement project underway at the facility.
• Heard from member Ken Peterson about the library purchasing two banners to promote their summer reading program.
• Approved 2019-2020 Liquor and Operator’s License applications for the following: Philip L. Standaert, Al’s Boondocks, LLC and M&M Bar for a Class B combo and Ormson’s Foods of Glenwood City LLC and Country Side Cooperative for a Class A Beer and Cigarette and a Cigarette to the Family Dollar Store.
• Operator’s licenses were granted to the following: Wendy Gravermoen, Loretta Jordheim, Matthew Leach, Lori Newton, Alice Gedatus, Cherri Peterson, Jill Darwin, Lisa Logghe, Robert Logghe, Tara Fick, William Ross, Jr., Katie Swenby, Amanda Caldwell-Nielsen, Michael Voeltz, Deborah Hoitomt, Nancy Thompson, Winter McIntyre, Elizabeth Wood, Morgan Gedatus, Lisa Moede, Brittani Rott, Tia Schleusner, Ellen Koosmann, Sheryl Buechter, Lisa Marie Lovgren, Vicky DeLong, Jennifer Klinger, Pamela Gates, Corrine Johnson, Shirley Stoner, Kirstin Quaderer, Hiedi Hanson, Jamie Knotz, Gary Kowalczik, Kirsten Fisher-Paananen, Sam Toulson, Noah Threlkeld, Dean LeMay, Carole Schurtz, Terri Ross, Severyn Skoug, Peggy Obermueller, Nicole Johnson, Lisa Brigham, Francine Weller, Michael Buhr, Steve Booth and Shawn Eggen.
And finally, several members of the City Council are planning a walk through of the old school property that the city recently purchased. They will meet at the site at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 24th.