Sherburn modernizing its lighting

SHERBURN — The Sherburn City Council has approved new LED lighting in city buildings, to brighten the spaces and save money.

The city will spend $3,500 at the Community Hall and $2,500 at the city shop. Funds will come from different parts of the city budget. K&W Electric will perform the work.

LED lights are more efficient, so they will save the city on electricity costs.

Lighting at the Fire Hall lighting was upgraded several years ago, while the liquor store will possibly be slated for work next year.

Turning to other business, the council discussed the “Shop with a Cop” program, with the council approving of the idea.

Donations to the program may be sent in by Nov. 30 to Sherburn/Welcome Police Department, attention Officer Nicholas Smith, at P.O. Box 344 Sherburn, MN 56171.

A goal of $100 per child has been set. How many children can participate depends on the total donated.

Nominations should contain information as to a child’s situation and some reasons for nominating a child. The criteria are:

o Child in Kindergarten through sixth grade;

o Child with social or economic need;

o Child in Martin County West Schools;

Officers and children will spend time, one on one, in a positive holiday shopping experience. Police officers hope to help the children wrap the gifts and have pizza following the shopping.

In other business, the council:

o Approved an outlay of $100 to the Harvest Party at the Regional Worship Center.

o Tabled discussion of purchase of a new street sweeper until Nov. 20.

o Approved purchase of a new liquor store sign.

o Learned that some properties in need of weed and tree trimming around town will be contacted by the city administrator to discuss how the city and property owners can cooperate with the trimming.

o Learned some buildings on Main Street have been painted with the help of the Civic and Commerce Club and the Economic Development Committee, and there are plans to continue upgrading those Main Street properties.