Baxter Mayor Recaps First City Council Meeting of 2021

Baxter Mayor Recaps First City Council Meeting of 2021

January 7, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

(BAXTER, MN) — The city of Baxter held its first regular council meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 6, so we spoke with Mayor Darrel Olson to hear the latest on what was discussed.

Olson said the meeting was short, but that the council welcomed in its newest member, John Ward, who is taking over longtime member Todd Holman’s spot. Holman did not seek re-election as he is planning on moving out of town.

Olson said that he is happy about Ward’s addition and he anticipates moving forward smoothly with the new structure of the team.

The council also approved an agreement between the city, state colleges of Minnesota, and Central Lakes College to cooperate on internships for students to give them a place to live while they get additional training in their fields.

Olson is also involved in the Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army, and wanted to extend a warm “thank you” to all who helped out this year, from volunteering to donating, as they officially beat their fundraising goal by about $15,000.

We thank Mayor Olson for his time. The city of Baxter will hold its next regular council meeting on January 19. Our full interview with Olson can be found below.