The Silver Bay City Council met in a fast paced meeting on Monday night. The Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics was on the agenda. The run will take place during the week of June 19th. Traditionally, law enforcement officers from communities across the State carry the Flame Of Hope to Special Olympics competitions. This year’s run culminates on Saturday, June 24th in Stillwater. The public is invited to participate in the run. The cost for the event is $20 and each participant will receive either a commemorative t-shirt or a hat.
The Council approved a request to apply for State bonding funds for city wide street and utility improvement projects. The city will also be entering into a mutual aid agreement with the Saint Louis County Sheriff’s Department.
The Council authorized an Economic Interest Disclosure Policy at the suggestion of City Attorney Timothy Costly. This policy is common for elected officials and was recommended by the city auditor. The policy requires that any elected official report any vested interest that they may have with a project that comes before the Council.
Juneteenth, recognizing the end of slavery in the United States, has become a public holiday across Minnesota. City and State offices will be closed on June 19th in recognition of this historic event.
The next City Council meeting will be held on June 20th at 7:00 p.m.