By Tara Mathews
HOWARD LAKE, MN Howard Lake City Council approved a bid for sidewalk repair at its meeting Wednesday.
“There are a few dangerous areas,” City Administrator Jennifer Nash stated. “We have had reports of falls in those areas, and one lady had bruises on her face from it.”
Precision Concrete Cutting of New London will complete the repairs.
“Can they do the work now that we have snow on the ground?” Council member Jan Gilmer asked.
Nash informed the council that the bid was received before the snowfall and said she would ask the business before proceeding.
The areas set for repairs include the sidewalk in front of city hall, a few areas in the city hall southwest lot, near the ambulance building on 8th Avenue, and three spots near 6th Avenue and 10th Street.
The repairs are expected to cost $2,151. It’s not known when work will begin.
“I will contact Precision Concrete Cutting. If they can’t complete the work due to snow, or if the snow will affect the quality of the repairs, I will request the work wait until spring,” Nash commented.
Odds and ends
In other business, the council:
• accepted election results. Pete Zimmerman will continue as mayor. Al Munson and Mike Mitchell will fill the two council positions.
• canceled its Tuesday, Nov. 18 meeting. The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 2.
• discussed items in regards to city sign installation. The location under consideration is near the library on Highway 12.
Xcel Energy has a power pole that will need to be moved, but that seems to be the only issue with that location at this time, according to Nash.