Aitkin City Council decides annexation of properties, pins badges for officers at November 1st meeting

Aitkin City Council decides annexation of properties, pins badges for officers at November 1st meeting

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

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (11/3/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin City Council held a public hearing concerning land annexation and discussions on parking improvements at businesses during their regular meeting from Monday, November 1st in the Community Room of the Aitkin Public Library.

The meeting began with the pinning of badges for Aitkin Police officers Brandon Koonce and Josiah Fuhrman.

Before the public hearing, Mayor Megan Workman read a statement concerning the purpose of the annexation and properties that are affected by the annexation.

Following the public comment period which was used by those property owners and concerned residents which raised their concern of the City’s future plan for the proposed annexed land, the Council moved to annex the land for property addresses of 163, 273, and 277 Westwood Drive that will go to the State of Minnesota for their approval.

The Council did officially accept Council member Amanda Lowe’s resignation with regret and Mayor Workman did solicit interest from Aitkin residents to join the Council.

A variance request for Erik Huff/Moon Wolf LLC for parking spaces was heard by the Council.

The variance request was approved by the Council. Drainage and Parking Lot Repairs for the Liquor Store also opened up more issues with their current situation.

The Chamber did also accept a bid of sale for City owned land and a special event permit for the Aitkin Fish House Parade route for November 26th. The Council also did move to begin looking at project costs for the beginning steps of the City Park Project.

The Aitkin City Council will meet on Monday, November 15th at 6pm from the Aitkin Public Library Community Room.