Annual Audit Shows The City Of Silver Bay To Be Fiscally Sound.
Andrew Grice, of BerganKDV presented the 2022 financial picture for the city of Silver Bay to the City Council at Monday night’s meeting. The comment was made that city staff do a great job of managing the City’s finances. Grice stated that looking at revenues and expenditures for 2022, the auditor has given the city an unmodified opinion, which is the best rating they can give. The largest portion of expenditures for the year were for covering costs for public safety and public works. Grice acknowledged that recent additions and upgrades to the City’s accounting system are making the system more cost effective and are helping to improve the city’s financial picture. Residents who are interested in looking at the audit can do so by contacting the city offices.
Does your yard need to be spruced up for spring? Alex Truax, of Full Sun Services, is offering a three day, city wide brush pick up at no expense to homeowners. Residents can place brush, leaves, logs, shrubs and general yard debris on the boulevard side of the sidewalk. Logs are not to exceed 12 inches in diameter. The dates of the cleanup are May 30th to June 1st. Mark your calendars! Dates for pick up by street are as follows.
May 30: Adams, Aiken, Arthur, Bell, Burke, Charles, Chase, Carter, Banks to Davis.
May 31: Davis, Drake, Dodge, Edison to Horn, Banks to Horn, Evans, Horn to Hays, Gibson, Garden, Field, Green, Floyd, Edwards.
June 1: Outer, Kent, Law, Lee,Nelson, Marks, Shaw, Reed, Quincy.
In other business, the Council authorized the City Administrator to make an application and accept funds for a DNR 2023 Recreation Grant. If the grant goes through, the money will be used to make improvements to the outdoor rink at Rukavina Arena. Improvements will include new boards for the hockey rink with the ability to convert the rink area to pickleball courts in the summer. Other improvements will include a picnic area and hiking trail connection to the Gitchi-Gami State Trail. Bolton & Menk have conducted a Wayfinding Signage Study for the City and a concept plan was presented and approved by the Council. Grant funding will be sought and the proposed signage, when funding is secured, will include a new gateway sign for the city, large destination signs for public facilities and directional and street signage.
Finally, the Blue Line Club will be holding a hockey school at Rukavina Arena on July 22nd to 30th. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for April 17th at 7:00 PM.