Aitkin City Council approves Bond Sale for Street Reconstruction at June 7th meeting

Aitkin City Council approves Bond Sale for Street Reconstruction at June 7th meeting

June 9, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (6/9/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — The Preliminary Official Statement on the Bond Sale and Proposed Ordinance Changes were among a handful of topics for the Aitkin City Council at their regular meeting at the Aitkin Public Library Community Room Monday night.

The Council approved resolutions to authorize and accept IRRRB Funds for the Rialto Theatre for emergency water reconnection and Commercial Demolition of the Downtown Creamery Lot.

City Administrator Roses Beverly spoke of the appraisal process of the Newton Lot which is under City ownership.

The Council moved forward to approve the listing of the Newton lot for sale. The Council was also presented the opportunity to honor a longtime, and recently retired City of Aitkin employee with a City building being named after him.

No official decision was made to rename the Street Shop, pending more discussion from the Council. Todd Hagen of Ehlers and Associates spoke before the Council on the Bond Sale to go towards the Aitkin Street Reconstruction Project and other related items.

The Bond Sale Resolution was approved by the Council as well as the donation of bikes in possession of the Aitkin Police Department. A proposed ordinance for the City Park being closed at dark will go under council review with a public hearing to be scheduled. 

A new APD officer, Robert Kniefel, was introduced to the Council Monday night.

A representative from the Aitkin Woods Homeowners spoke to the Council on the proposed Waste Management Aitkin County Transfer Station and their concerns.

The Aitkin City Council meets again on Monday, June 21st at 6pm from the Aitkin Public Library Community Room.