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The Northome City Council met Aug. 4 in regular session with a packed agenda concerning the Bearfest, water and sewer project and the resignation of one of its own. Councilors present included Larry Salmonson and Jerry Struss and Mayor James Schneider.
The Blackduck City Council met Aug. 23 in regular session. Present were Mayor Scott Palmer and councilors Daryl Lundberg, Nayda Cheney and Ted Falk.
The people have spoken -- well at least in the primary election that was held Aug. 10. The first thing heard on Wednesday morning were questions as to whether the Blackduck School bond referendum passed. Kelliher residents had similar comments as they had the decision to make as well for their own school. For Blackduck's residents, the ballot question asked: "Shall the school board of Independent School District No.
Acting Mayor Jack White called the July 7 meeting of the Northome City Council to order for what was to be a short meeting. During the open forum, Councilor Lindley said he has learned the school will be getting new playground equipment and he is seeking to have the old equipment donated to the city. Agenda items were approved after a short discussion and then the council moved on to the engineering firm interviews. Five firms were interviewed -- Short Elliott Henrickson, Inc., Moore Engineering, Bolton and Menk, Inc. and Widseth Smith Nolting and Freeberg and Grund, Inc.
If it is your wish to give something so precious to help out someone who is in need this holiday season, then stop in at the annual Tri Sigma Study Club blood drive Aug. 4 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Blackduck American Legion. Call Judy Gorman at 835-6988 to schedule a time or go online to www.bloodhero.com , sponsor code blackduck. Each donor will receive a free t-shirt and remember to bring your photo I.D. and a list of all medications you have taken during the past month. and donate some blood. The blood donation process is easy.
We have read about where the water goes when it leaves your house and what happens to it after it is cleaned and processed, but where does the water come from in the first place? How does it get to our homes and businesses? Back in 2002, the water treatment plant was built. The next year, the new water tower was erected and Blackduck had more fresh water than it ever had before. Plans for the water treatment plant and a new water tower began in 1985.
The Northome City Council met June 2 with a full council present. Since there was noone there to address the council during the public forum, Mayor Jim Schneider closed the forum and moved onto the following agenda items: Approve the agenda Taping of meetings. City Clerk Tom Bonar reported on what he had learned regarding taping of meetings and public access to tapes. The council, following a short discusison, voted to no longer tape record the regular meetings and directed Bonar to limit council meetings to motions, seconds, votes and other essential items.
Part two in a series Now that the city's wastewater has been through its cycle that takes it from Blackduck homes to the two primary collection ponds where the "cleaning" process begins and then is gravity fed to the secondary pond for more "cleaning," what happens to it next? The processed water is then gravity fed into a pump station, which is in dire need of repair then onto the irrigation fields where it is dispersed through an irrigation system that is also in need of repairs. The pump station itself was built at the same time as the collection ponds - 1988, thus a need for repairing t
Part one in a series Where does the water go when you empty your bathtub? Your washing machine? When you flush the toilet? What happens the water once it leaves your house and how does it get from your home to its final destination? Not really questions on everyone's mind these days or for that matter, is it something anyone ever thinks about? Probably not but it is something that we all pay for and use on a daily basis. Wastewater is something people take for granted.
The Kelliher City Council met in the council chambers June 7 to discuss city improvements, grant application and building permit. Mayor Darin Latterell called the meeting with council members Don Erickson, Laura Nelson, Victoria Rabe and Ramona Gehlert present along with City Clerk Dianna Thurlow, Ron Rabe and Linda Larsen. No one was present to address the council during the public forum so the meeting moved on to the consent agenda. The following consent agenda items were presented for approval: City council meeting minutes from May 11 Receipts from May 7-June 3 totaling $51,780.45