Fertile City Council News & Notes from December 14th Meeting

Fertile City Council News & Notes from December 14th Meeting

December 16, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/16/20)

Fertile, MN — The Fertile City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, December 14th where they held their truth-in taxation hearing and approved the final 2021 tax levy. There were minimal changes to their preliminary budget, and the levy that was approved will be a slight increase over last year at around 2%.

The council also decided this week to waive the on-sale liquor license fees for 2021, which will help out the three establishments in town impacted by the COVID-19 shutdowns this year. One of the businesses has since closed but intends to reopen sometime in 2021 when restrictions are lifted. Typically, a liquor license in the City of Fertile costs $1,000.

The city’s engineers from Alteig were on hand this week to provide some updates on a couple of projects. One of those being the Local Road Improvement Project through MNDOT, according to Fertile City Administrator Lisa Liden.

Liden says their engineer also discussed the next steps to close out their 2019 PFA project.

From the Fertile Airport Committee report, Liden says they are working on design work for a number of improvements at that facility.

The Fertile City Council also approved the 2020 tobacco licenses and discussed a new camera system for the Agassiz Learning Center after reports of vandalism.