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Pine City Council Highlights

Thursday, March 5th, 2009 at 7:23 am

The Pine City council approved a proposal for a community garden in Challeen Park.  City Planner, Nathan Johnson told the council a committee from the Horizons organization will administer the garden and individuals or organizations can lease plots.  Over 100 people are involved in Horizons in Pine City.

Johnson On the Impact of a Community Garden:

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The City of Pine City is receiving $25,000 from the Snake River Watershed Management Board to help pay for Rainwater Gardens, part of the cities street reconstruction plans.
The Management board says the money can pay for 10 rain gardens at 25 hundred dollar each.  The council and city residents met in February to discuss the street reconstruction project and agreed to move forward.  The projected is estimated to cost $2.4 million.

The Hinckley-Pine City Flames are preparing to host next year’s Winter Rendezvous of the Minnesota Snowmobile Association.  The Rendezvous will take place in Hinckley.  Harvey Lindstrom, of the Flames, told the Pine City council there are $200,000 in funds available from the state of Minnesota for rebuilding and rehabilitation projects of trails, which would be done in preparation for next years event.  The council approved Lindstrom’s request to apply for a grant worth over $21,000.   Lindstrom says the rendezvous will attract a lot of people to the area.  The 2010 Winter Rendezvous is scheduled for valentine weekend.

The Council approved payment 15 for the construction of the North Water Treatment Plant to Gridor Construction, Inc. for $26,935.35.  The remaining amount due is $324,385.09.

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