Ada City Council Talks Future Projects; Revisits Shop Local Campaign

Ada City Council Talks Future Projects; Revisits Shop Local Campaign

November 11, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson (11/11/20)

Ada, MN — The Ada City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night, November 10th via Zoom. At the meeting, the council heard from a business owner concerned about the condition of their alley way between West Main Street and 1st Street West. Ada Mayor John Hintz says the council had considered reconstructing it several years ago, but never moved forward. As long as adjoining property owners are in support, as the project would likely be assessed, Hintz says the council hopes they can make the project happen this time around.

The Ada City Council approved change orders for their lift station and water tower project as well as final pay request for the Park Street Project on Tuesday. Mayor Hintz notes that as those projects wrap up, they are already beginning the planning for the next major infrastructure project and how to pay for it.

In an effort to stimulate the local economy and give back to Ada shoppers, the council approved spending $1000 on another Shop Local Campaign, which Hintz says will mimic the one held this spring.

And while the votes were not canvassed at the meeting, it was reported that Mike Nelson and Shawn Roux were successful in being elected to represent the West Ward and Scott Erickson and Nathan Thompson were elected to the East Ward. Those Wards, however, will soon be eliminated and all council members will hold at-large positions after that measure was approved by voters last week as well, according to Mayor Hintz.

Bad news regarding the city’s Dekko Community Center, which recently had a water leak that caused thousands of dollars in damage. The council was told this week that the damages would not be covered by insurance like previously thought. Final repairs estimates were not yet available.

Councilmembers Kim Lewis and Josh Mathsen will join the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program this Friday to further recap this week’s meeting.