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02/14/2017

THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL HEARD A PRESENTATION MONDAY NIGHT FROM LINSEY PREUSS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR WHO PROVIDED THE ANNUAL F E D A UPDATE.

LINSEY COMMENTED ON WORKING WITH THE BUSINESSES IN THE COMMUNITY INCLUDING 48 BUSINESS VISITS.

LINSEY WENT ON TO REPORT THAT 69 FULL TIME JOBS WILL BE CREATED WITHIN THE NEXT 5 YEARS ANS APPROXIMATELY 4 MILLION DOLLARS PRIVATE INVESTMENT WAS ENCOURAGED THE F E D A BOARD.

THE BOARD TOOK NO ACTION ON A CITIZEN REQUEST TO OPEN A UP A HOOKA LOUNGE. CITY CODE DOES NOT ADDRESS HOOKA LOUNGES WHICH SEEM TO BE INCONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW AND CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT,WHICH PROHIBITS SMOKING INDOORS. NO ONE ON THE COUNCIL SEEMED INCLINED TO DEVELOP AN ORDINANCE TO ALLOW HOOKA LOUNGES.

THE COUNCIL APPROVED CALLING FOR THE 2017 IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND PRELIMINARY REPORT WHICH SET THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THOSE STREET IMPROVEMENTS FOR MARCH 13 AT 5:30 PM. THE COUNCIL APPROVED SETTING THE HEATING 4-1 WITH 4TH WARD COUNCILOR WAYNE HASEK DISSENTING BECUAE OF CONSTIUENTS CONCERNED ABOUT THE RECONSTRUCTION OF MARGARET STREET FROM NORTH AVENUE TO HIGHWAY 15.

THE COUNCIL APPROVED A BID OF 41,987 DOLLARS FROM BRAUN INTERTEC TO COMPLETE WINTER SOIL BORINGS AT THE CITY'S OLD LIME PONDS. THE CONTRACT IS ESTIMATED AND WILL BE DEPENDENT ON THE SITE ACCESSIBILITY DUE TO WEATHER AND STABILITY OF THE LIME.


ROD HALVORSEN
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