Fifty Lakes City Council Feb. 9 Highlights
The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Fifty Lakes City Council was held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Fifty Lakes City Hall. The following officers were present: Steve Dahlke, Mayor; Jodie Schrupp, Toni Buchite, Mark Bradley, and Gary Staples, Council members; Karen Stern, City Clerk; Ann Raph, Deputy Clerk; Andy Hemphill, Fire Chief; Diana Johnson, Bar Manager; and Chad Wosmek, Maintenance Supervisor.
The Council reviewed and approved the consent agenda that included Council meeting minutes for January 12 and January 19 Treasurers Report; Payment of bills in the amount of $85,707.92 including check #42774 through #42840; Fire & Rescue Minutes; and the renewal of one CD maturing the end of February from the roads account in the amount of $45,116.43.
38 MN Representatives and Senators sent letter to President Biden calling on him to Cancel Line 3
Below is the letter sent to President Biden from 38 MN Representatives and Senators regarding line 3:
February 5, 2021
Dear President Biden,
We are writing to thank you for your decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Accords and to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. These are encouraging steps to re-establish our country's credibility on climate change, perhaps the most serious challenge of our time. As state legislators from Minnesota, we write today to call your attention to another significant action your administration can take at this moment to address the climate crisis.
We are requesting that your administration halt construction of the Line 3 pipeline, a massive tar sands oil project in Northern Minnesota that is effectively a KXL clone. Line 3 would be the same diameter as KXL and would carry the same heavy crude through the U.S. Midwest with the same motive of enabling further expansion of the Canadian tar sands industry, a move that would leave "no possible pathway to achieving the Paris goals." [Climate On The Line report, OCI]
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