Halstad City Council News & Notes

Halstad City Council News & Notes

May 21, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Halstad, MN — The City of Halstad is continuing to explore the possibility of utilizing a rural water carrier instead of owning and maintain their own water system. Rural Water is a system that pipes water into communities, instead of pumping, storing, and maintaining their own water system. Halstad Mayor Darin Johnson says the cost of maintaining water towers and water treatment centers is very expensive and finding employees certified to do it can be difficult. With rural water now available in neighboring communities, it may be a more viable option for the city of Halstad.

The rural water option is still in the discussion phase.

The Halstad City Council is also now looking into options regarding their Fire Department’s pumper truck. Mayor Johnson says it needs significant repairs and replacing it may be more feasible than repairing it at this point.

Earlier this week, the Norman County West School Board approved a purchase agreement to send to the City of Halstad for the former High School building. That purchase agreement included $60,000 in transitional costs, but the building would be left to the city “as is.” Johnson says that was not the purchase agreement they had in mind but will have discussion about it a special meeting next week.

The Halstad Special City Council meeting is planned for Monday, May 24th at 7pm.