Aitkin City Council hears from Habitat for Humanity; Police holds School Resource Officer contact

Aitkin City Council hears from Habitat for Humanity; Police holds School Resource Officer contact

January 20, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/20/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin City Council held their second meeting of January Tuesday night after City offices were closed Monday due to the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday. 

The Council approved a pay request for the Park Improvement Project and the Police Department for County/City Prosecution Services Agreement, and tabled the 2021 City/Public Utilities Commission until the next meeting for changes in language.

City Administrator Rose Beverly introduced in her Administration Report on Board of Equalization training for City Council members.

The Board moved to set for a Public Hearing for a transfer of Power for the Board of Equalization for their next meeting on February 1st before they officially move to making a decision. A decision to table a Professional Services Agreement for a Pay Study was tabled until the Council’s next meeting. Approval was also given on appointing Mark Jeffers of Aitkin GROWTH to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Conditional Job Offers for the Liquor Store were also extended. 

Administrator Beverly and Council member Amanda Lowe recapped the Park Committee Meeting from January 12th.

The Council approved paying the $700 in dues to the Range Association of Municipalities & Schools. Interim Aitkin Police Chief Paul Ryan notified the Council of a non-renewal of the School Resource Officer contract.

Aitkin County Habitat for Humanity Director Ann Schwartz also updated the Council on their latest house project.

The Aitkin City Council will next meet on Monday, February 1st at 6pm from the Aitkin Public Library Community Room.