Ada City Council Approves 2021 Levy, Discusses Blight, & More During December Meeting

Ada City Council Approves 2021 Levy, Discusses Blight, & More During December Meeting

December 10, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/10/20)

Ada, MN — The Ada City Council held their final regular monthly meeting of the 2020 year on Tuesday night via Zoom. As is usual at the end of the year, the council hosted the Truth-In-Taxation meeting and approved the 2021 proposed levy. Approved once gain this year was a 5% levy increase, which Ada Mayor John Hintz says is needed to keep the city afloat with the improvements they’ve been making overs years.

The council had more discussions around the subject of blight this week. There have been some concerns over whether or not blight issues are being taken care of throughout the city. Mayor Hintz recommended creating a blight committee, but the council eventually decided to utilize their already existing Public Safety Committee to enforce blight problems.

The Dekko Center was another topic of discussion as the council debated the best path forward after the facility sustained significant water damage to the racquetball court area, much worse than initially suspected.

The Ada City Council also declared a vacancy for the councilman-elect Nathan Thompson seat. Thompson was killed in motor vehicle accident just after successfully winning the write-in vote during the November election. Hintz says they to hope to appoint someone at the January meeting.

Councilmembers Tom Opheim and Mike Nelson will join the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program this Thursday at 9am to further recap this week’s meeting.