Aitkin City Council meets newest APD officer, transfer BoE powers at February 1st

Aitkin City Council meets newest APD officer, transfer BoE powers at February 1st

February 2, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (2/2/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin City Council met the newest Aitkin Police Officer and transferred the Board of Equalization’s power at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night from the Aitkin Public Library Community Room.

The Council did approve the 2021 Public Utilities Commission and City of Aitkin agreement after changes were made from the previous meeting. Special Work Session Meetings for February 16th, March 1st and 15th from 5:15-5:55pm were also set for future planning and goal setting.

City Administrator Rose Beverly presented to the Council a Professional Services Agreement with David Drown & Associates and a Pay Equity Compliance Report.

The cost of the Professional Services Agreement will have the fee to not exceed $7,250. The Pay Equity Report will help clear up past disparities that have resulted in past employees coming and going in regards to wage scale.

The City of Aitkin also voted to transfer the duties for the Board of Equalization to the Aitkin County Board of Commissioners on a 4-1 vote. Brandon Koonce, the latest addition to the Aitkin Police Department, spoke before the Council and provided his background in the military and law enforcement.

Aitkin Fire Chief Brian Pisarek mentioned to Council members the annual Township meeting for fire protections.

The Aitkin Fire Department Township meeting will be at 5pm from the Aitkin Fire Hall on February 18th. 

The Aitkin City Council will next meet on Monday, February 15th from the Aitkin Public Library Community Library.