Ironton City Council backs Chief Taylor after letter from Sheriff Goddard at May 19th meeting

Ironton City Council backs Chief Taylor after letter from Sheriff Goddard at May 19th meeting

May 21, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (5/21/21)

(Ironton, MN) — Professional, and potentially personal discord was presented by Deerwood Police Chief in a letter from Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard during the Ironton City Council meeting Wednesday, May 19th.

Chief Taylor spoke before the Council on a letter that Sheriff Goddard on not supporting the City of Deerwood in Deputy Patrols going forward. 

According to Chief Taylor, the contents of the letter derive from a deposition given by him in a civil case, as the Council and the City of Ironton stand by their partnership with Chief Taylor and the Deerwood Police Department with the City Attorney set to draft a letter of support.

Council member Jeremy French vented his frustration in Goddard’s letter.

The Council also reviewed establishing limits of Airbnb’s in the city and how it could impact the community.

The Council will defer the matter back to the Planning and Zoning Commission for their recommendation. Carrie Hoffman of Taconite Canteen spoke before the Council on adding a handcapped sign with three painted spots but they have only two physical signs currently. The Council also approved a four-way stop outside the Taconite Canteen and a beer garden for July 24th from 12-4pm with proper paperwork and licenses included. Approval was also given for the placement of the Water Treatment Plant placed on the hill up from the tennis courts by the old water tower.

Before adjournment of the meeting, Council member French spoke before the Council on his resignation from the Ironton City Council, due to inconsistent housing opportunities in Ironton. French will stay on the Council until the end of June

The Ironton City Council meets again on Wednesday, June 2nd at 6pm from the Iront City Council Chambers.