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Blackduck Council holds public hearing; special meeting

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Members of the Blackduck City Council met for a public hearing on the Industrial Lane project Nov. 28.

The public hearing was opened at 6 p.m. with the city engineer, Curt Meyer and Steve Cochems of Anderson Fabrics in attendance.

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During the hearing, Cochems and Meyer discussed the Industrial Lane improvements before Cochems thanked the council for all their support and hard work on the project.

"I just want to thank the council for supporting us -- the largest employer in the town and also thanks for allowing us to utilize street parking," Cochems said. "We appreciate all your hard work on this project."

The hearing was then adjourned as no one else had shown up to issue any comments concerning the project.

The special council meeting was then opened by acting Mayor Daryl Lundberg.

Meyer gave an short update on Industrial Lane improvement project for the council to review and approve.

Resolution 2011-17 for adopting the assessment for Industrial Lane was then approved.

Once that was reviewed and approved, the council opened and awarded the bid for the 1989 Chevy pickup.

Councilman Cory Veasey opened the lone bid which was less than the minimum bid the council approved.

The bid from Karl Dobmeier, was for $350 even though the actual minimum bid amount was to be for $500. Following a short discussion as to what to do, the council unanimously voted to approve the bid and award it to Dobmeier.

The American Legion put in a request for a special events liquor license with the event, the Legion Christmas party, to be held Dec. 4.

Following a short discussion, the council voted to approve the request before adjourning for the evening.

The next regular city council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the council chambers at city hall.

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