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Manhattan Beach City Council March highlights

Web posted March 24, 2020
(Editor’s Note: The following article was written from the unapproved minutes of the March 4, 2020 regular monthly meeting of the Manhattan Beach City Council as received from the Clerk/Treasurer)

The regular monthly meeting of Manhattan Beach City Council was held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in the City Hall at 7:00 pm. Present were Mayor Paul Allen, Council members Barb Hanson-Wannebo, Michael Dozark, Janis Allen, and Clerk Treasurer Marlene Yurek.

The February minutes and claims report were approved with no changes.

Manhattan Beach Lodge Septic Issue Update
Mayor Allen read correspondence from the City Attorney, Andrew Kalis, and the attorney representing Manhattan Beach Lodge, Andrew Pieper, regarding the septic system inspection.

Mayor Allen has spoken with an inspector, Rick Smith, and he has stated there is not an issue doing an inspection during the winter months. The Manhattan Beach Lodge’s attorney stated his concern of damage to the system during an inspection. Smith indicated to Mayor Allen the inspection would not cause any damage. Andrew Kalis, the City Attorney is waiting for a reply from the Lodge’s attorney.

New Business
The City of Manhattan Beach received the draft copy of the Crosslake Fire Contract. It was noted that the certificate of insurance and report of fire calls were not included, however council approved the contract in the amount of $11,720.31, pending receiving the above mentioned reports.

2020 Census
Mayor Allen asked the Yurek to check with Crow Wing County if the City needed to hire a census taker. Nate Rose at Crow Wing County informed Yurek that the census would be mailed to all residents. In the event there is no response a census taker from Crow Wing County will make the calls to the residents.

In other business:

• Denied a donation request from Crow Wing County Historical Society. It was denied as it was not received before the 2020 budget was approved.

• Approved compensation for Karen Stern, Fifty Lakes Clerk/Treasurer for aiding Yurek with getting up to speed in her new position.

Manhattan Beach Council to hold April phone conference

Web posted March 24, 2020
Mayor Paul Allen, presiding officer for the City of Manhattan Beach has determined that an in-person April City Council meeting is not practical or prudent due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In accordance with Minn. Sat.13D.021, subs 1,2,3 and 4, the meeting will be conducted by telephone conference at the regular time and date of the regular meetings until further notice is determined to be safe to meet in person.

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