The Two Harbors City Council conducted their business in a fast paced meeting at City Hall on Monday night. Agenda items approved included the acceptance of a bid from American Engineering Testing in the amount of $14,800 for geotechnical soil borings at the site of the proposed new Liquor Store. The Council authorized the Acting Mayor and the City Administrator to execute the contract for these services. The Council also accepted a recommendation from Bolton & Menk to award the bid for the Water Treatment Facility Improvements to Lakehead Constructors, Inc. The Notice of Award is for an amount of $7,340,209.12.
Believe it or not, the 4th of July is on the way. The Council accepted a proposal from J&M Displays to provide fireworks materials and display services for the upcoming celebration to be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. The Council also authorized the Fire Department to submit two grant applications, one for a Volunteer Rural Fire Department Grant and the other to the Two Harbors Area Fund, for personal protective equipment for wildland firefighting.
Regarding the Highway 61 Project, Representatives from MNDOT will be at the City Council meeting on April 24th. Between now and the 24th, Council members will be looking at various options on how to move forward with the work. There are a number of questions the Council members have, in lieu of the funding issues, and they are working to get clarity from MNDOT on what will make the most sense for residents and businesses as the project progresses.
Finally, the Recreation Board will be making a recommendation to the Planning Commission to have the surface of the Skate Park resurfaced. Updates to come. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for April 24th at 6:00 PM.