Aitkin City Council meets on audit, city improvements at May 17th meeting

Aitkin City Council meets on audit, city improvements at May 17th meeting

May 19, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/19/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin City Council held their second May meeting Monday night (May 17th) with the city’s audit and personnel moves for multiple Departments on the agenda from the Aitkin Public Library Community Room.

Mary Reedy of CliftonLarsonAllen presented the City’s yearly audit, which hit some budgeting hurdles with the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Administrator Rose Beverly presented to the Council on a legal services contract for real estate issues in Aitkin.

Loren Soldberg and Jon Eisele of Enbridge provided an update concerning the pipeline construction in the Aitkin County area.

The Council also took into consideration the lot design for the former Creamery plant that Phil Martin of Bolton and Menk designed.

Street Commissioner Bob Nicko spoke on a proposed agreement with the City Street Department on a transfer of funds to the Police Department to purchase a new vehicle.

The Council did approve an amendment to the DNR Grant Contract for the Hockey Rink/Pickle Ball Court project, the hiring of Robert Kniefel to the Aitkin Police Department, and authorized $300 from the Park Fund to open a new savings account at Bremer Bank for Park Donations. The Aitkin Fire Department pension of $3,900 per year of service, retroactive to January 1st, 2021 was also approved Monday night. 

The Aitkin City Council will next meet Monday, June 7th at 6pm from the Community Room of the Aitkin Public Library.