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Crosslake City Council delays Moonlite/CSAH 66 Sewer extension
The Crosslake City Council unanimously approved delaying any action on the CSAH 66 Moonlite Bay sewer extension project until 2021 at their first regular monthly meeting of 2020 on January 6th.
In a memo to council from the Public Works Commission, it was stated that “the commission recommends the council delays any work on said sewer extension and reviews the project no later than January 2021. The decision was based on the fact that the engineering work required to obtain bids is not completed. This is because the go ahead for Bolton and Menk was delayed by the council which means the bids will come in during April and May and it was felt the bids will be high. They should be bid in February and March.”
Other factors cited in the memo included: the importance of storm water grants approvals and that almost all of the impacted residents did not feel the extension was necessary at this time and requested a delay.
“If we delay for a year, we will have completed the work we need to complete, will have the ability to obtain bids at the right time of the year and will know if sales tax monies will be available to help pay for the project.”
Ground Breaking for Pine River Fish Passage Project
Collaboration Grows the Landscape for Success
Public and private representatives gathered on the Pine River to kick-off construction of an ecological project aimed at fish health. Construction is expected to begin in January and completed before March 1, 2020. Beth Hippert, Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Project Manager credits successful design and funding to a strong collaborative process. “Valuable input came from citizens, groups, city, county, state and federal representatives as well as agencies!”
The project will replace an existing 50-year-old failing rock dam with natural stream channel riffles on the Pine River. The new design reopens fish passage access to vital upstream resources helping to rebuild ecological health of fish and other aquatic life reliant on the Pine, feeder streams, wetlands, and lakes.
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