Mahnomen City Council News & Notes from October 4th Meeting
Mahnomen, MN — The Mahnomen City Council had their first regular monthly meeting on Monday night, October 4th where they discussed Safe Routes to Schools, utility shutoffs, stray dogs, and more. The council held a public hearing for their sewer and water shut-offs. The city has not had shutoff utilities for residents behind on their bill since the pandemic, but recently opted to recontinue their disconnects. Mahnomen City Administrator Kari Kirschbaum says they had the public hearing to give them a final opportunity to make arrangements to avoid being shutoff.
The city of Mahnomen is hoping to move forward with a potential Safe Routes to School project and at this week’s meeting approved awarding a contract for the grant writing.
The council is continuing to explore their options for the recovery of stray dogs. Kirshbaum says they are hoping to work with the Marshmallow Foundation to help find them homes.
And as the nice weather is coming to an end, Kirschbaum says crews are wrapping up construction on their street projects.
Progress is also being made on the Mahnomen Fire Hall renovation. Kirschbaum notes that their goal is to have it completed for Santa Day in December.