Aitkin City Council approves land purchase, Improvement Projects at Monday meeting

Aitkin City Council approves land purchase, Improvement Projects at Monday meeting

October 20, 2020 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/20/20)

(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin City Council held their regular meeting Monday night from the Community Room of the Aitkin Public Library to finalize the City Administration office move and approved actions for City improvement projects.

The Council approved an agreement with MnDOT for snow removal and the Public Utilities Commission’s recommendation for the purchase of 36391 410th Avenue for future Wastewater Treatment Facility and Substation improvements.

Mayor Gary Tibbitts spoke to the Council on his attendance at local community events.

City Administrator Rose Beverly updated the Council on the Administration office to move to the new location at the USDA office next to Beartooth True Value on Southgate Drive in Aitkin.

Following a presentation from Frank Scherf from the Office of Traffic Safety on behalf of Aitkin County TZD, Aitkin Fire Chief Brian Pisarek presented to the Council on Township Fire Contracts through 2025.

The Council approved proposals from City Engineer Phil Martin for Wetland & Surveying for the Bunker Hill Drive project and fee invoice for the Hockey Rink/Pickleball Court Project in the amount of $19,369. A job offer was extended to Joe Fuhrman to join the Aitkin Police Department and a decision to get an appraisal on the Newton Property will be assessed before listing on the market by the Council.

Council member Amanda Lowe also added to the meeting a branding initiative from the Downtown Retail Committee.

The Aitkin City Council is next scheduled to meet on Monday, November 2nd at 6pm from the Aitkin Public Library.