[Audio] Council Debates Snow Storage Proposal

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 at 5:24 am

Pine City is considering a possible location to pile snow after removal from city streets during winter snow emergencies. The council debated the issue Wednesday.  City Administrator Don Howard brought a proposal to the table to enter an agreement with the Pine County Agricultural Society to utilize its property on the east side of Highway 61 for snow storage, in exchange for the annual cost of assessments for a 15 year period totaling over $30,000.  Howard says the option makes the most sense.

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Council member Paul Janssen raised a series of questions regarding the possible agreement.

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Pine City Public Works Foreman, Royce Johnson, said the proposed location is the best option to place emergency snow, because their are few Pine City properties where snow can be stored because conditions make it difficult to get trucks in and out.  City resident Bob Salonek says it will be the taxpayers that have to make up the cost

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The council took Salonek’s suggestion and tabled the issue.

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