Halstad City Council Agrees on Proposal to Send to NCW Board for Old High School

Halstad City Council Agrees on Proposal to Send to NCW Board for Old High School

October 29, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/29/20)

Halstad, MN — The Halstad City Council held a special meeting on Monday night to discuss how they would like to proceed with the former Norman County West High School Building and whether or not they have any interest in the facility. It was imperative that they act quickly as the school district is planning on cutting power to the building in November. The council remained split on if it is wise to take ownership, but in the end they came up with a compromise on an offer to send to the school board. The council voted in favor of purchasing the building and grounds for $1 IF the district is willing to demolish and clean the undesirable portions, according to Halstad Mayor Lori DeLong.

The Norman County West School Board will meet early next week to discuss and act on the Halstad City Council’s proposal. If they were to approve it, the city’s next concern, according to Mayor Delong, would be how to pay for the operational costs of the school without it being a major burden on taxpayers.

Delong has been hesitant about taking ownership of the school due to the potential costs and the limited budget of the city. And whether its discussion of the school or any other city business, she encourages Halstad residents to stay informed and be vocal about their interests.

Both the City of Halstad and Norman County West School Board offer the ability to attend their meetings during Zoom. Norman County West has scheduled a special board meeting for Monday, November 2nd at 7pm.