City of Aitkin swears in Police Chief, 4th of July Fireworks at May 3rd meeting

City of Aitkin swears in Police Chief, 4th of July Fireworks at May 3rd meeting

May 4, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/4/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin City Council swore in a new Chief of Police and moved forward with plans for the development of the downtown Creamery lot from the Community Room of the Aitkin Public Library.

Interim Police Chief Paul Ryan was officially sworn into the position of Aitkin Chief of Police by Aitkin Mayor Megan Workman early in the meeting.

Todd Hagen of Ehlers & Associates joined the meeting via conference call to discuss with the Council on the passing of a resolution for providing for the sale of $2,240,000.00 General Obligation Street Reconstruction, Equipment and Refunding Bonds. 

The Council did approve the bonds with the reducing rate being able to save the City $59,836. Approval was also given to appoint Phil Martin to engineer plans for the downtown Creamery Lot. City Administrator Rose Beverly discussed with the Council on the plan for the 2021 4th of July Fireworks display.

The 2021 Fireworks display will be taking place from Bunker Hill Drive in Aitkin on the city owned lot. Administrator Beverly also presented a Notice of Review for the Conditional Use Permit for Waste Management.

The Council moved to draft a letter of support for Waste Management’s Conditional Use Permit with their public hearing taking place Monday, May 17th at 4pm from the Aitkin County Government Center Board Room.