Baxter Council Discusses Water Rationing, Broadcasting Meetings, and More from July 6 Meeting
(BAXTER, MN) — The city of Baxter held its first council meeting of the month of July on Tuesday, so we chatted with Mayor Darrel Olson to hear about what was discussed.
The council took time in this meeting to discuss what to do moving forward with potentially using audio and video equipment to broadcast or stream meetings for the public.
They also made the decision to move their first council meeting of the month of August in anticipation of the “Night to Unite” event in Oscar Kristofferson Park, an event which Olson encouraged residents to attend.
Olson wrapped up by updating us on the current status of water usage in the city. With the city currently addressing issues with its water treatment facility, they are temporarily sharing their water treatment with the city of Brainerd and have begun to “ration” water usage in some capacities to avoid overloading the system. Olson expressed positivity with the way the public has responded.
We thank Mayor Olson for his time. The city of Baxter will hold its next regular council meeting on July 20. Our full interview with Olson can be found below.