Mahnomen City Council News & Notes from April 5th Meeting

Mahnomen City Council News & Notes from April 5th Meeting

April 8, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Mahnomen, MN — The Mahnomen City Council held their first regular monthly meeting on Monday night, April 5th. At the meeting, the council reviewed bids for the sale of bonds for a $620,000 water treatment plant and well project that includes an emergency backup generator. The council eventually approved a bid with the local United Valley Bank, but Mahnomen City Administrator Mitch Berg says another bank actually had an identical interest rate, so they had to call in a favor so they could approve doing business with the local company.

It is expected that half of the water treatment and well project will be reimbursed through grants. Those projects, along with more water and sewer projects, could begin in the next couple weeks.

The Mahnomen City Council also approved applying for a 50/50 matching OSHA grant for their utilities department. Berg says the grant would help pay a few different safety items that could benefit the community.

The City of Mahnomen is looking to potentially award bids for their fire hall remodel later this month. Administrator Berg notes that there is information on the city website and there will be a public hearing soon as well for community members looking for more details on that project.

The Mahnomen Spring Newsletter is expected to be sent out to residents next month, which include more information on the Fire Hall, community clean-up, the CIP project, and more.