Barnesville City Council News & Note from December 14th Meeting

Barnesville City Council News & Note from December 14th Meeting

December 17, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/17/20)

Barnesville, MN — It was a long agenda for the Barnesville City Council on Monday night, December 14th as they held their final regular monthly meeting of 2020 year. The council held their truth-in taxation hearing and approved their final 2021 budget. Approved was a levy increase of 4.9%, but Barnesville Mayor Jason Rick says residents shouldn’t notice much of an increase unless their valuation went up. Part of their 2021 budget will be the purchase of a pressure sustaining valve for the water tower. It comes with a hefty price tag of around $180,000, but Mayor Rick says once that is installed the city will finally be able to completely fill their water tower, something they haven’t been able to do.

The council this week also decided to move forward with applying for TA Grant as they are looking to connect a pair of their existing bike paths.

And an update on the proposed new liquor store along Highway 9. Mayor Rick says another developer was interested in building next to where the city will be building, which is allowing the city to save on the cost of the property.

The name of the other developer was not identified. Some more good news regarding the City of Barnesville newest housing addition, which just opened for sales. Mayor Rick notes that is already half full.

The Barnesville City Council does have another special city council meeting scheduled for December 28th.