Barnesville City Council Approves Bids for New Liquor Store
Barnesville, MN — The city of Barnesville is moving forward with the building of an all new on/off sale municipal liquor store. The city council approved bids at their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, May 10th. As to be expected with the high price of construction materials, the bids came in high at around a million dollars, but Barnesville Mayor Jason Rick says the council felt the need to move forward as its unlikely to get much cheaper in the future.
The liquor store will move from its current location downtown to the edge of town at the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 34. Mayor Rick says the current store has several drawbacks because of its location and size.
Also at this week’s Barnesville City Council meeting, Mayor Rick says they got an update on the hiring process for the next City Administrator.
John Chapman is currently acting as Interim City Administrator for the Barnesville. Chapman, who served as the city Administrator in Barnesville roughly 20 years ago, is currently retired and will fill in until the Administrator is hired.