Herald Journal, May 24, 2004
Inspection reveals asbestos
By Jody Anderson
An inspection revealed the presence of non-friable asbestos under the various floor coverings in the building that will soon house the new Howard Lake city offices.
Non-friable asbestos is not dangerous unless ground into dust, but with ongoing remodeling activities there exists a potential health risk which must be removed.
A motion was unanimously passed appointing Mayor Gerry Smith and City Administrator Kelly Bahn as official council representatives for the collection of information and the determination of a solution.
Councilman Terry Ostgulen noted that both the council and the architect “should have known” this was a possibility and should have allowed for this contingency in the proposed budget. Councilman Tom Kutz agreed.