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Sherburn hires new City Attorney

SHERBURN — Sherburn City Council this week discussed the city’s 2020 budget and property tax levy. The budget will be adopted Dec. 16.

The council approved a proposal for Costello, Carlson, Butzon and Schmit Legal Services to provide attorney services for the city in 2020. The fee of $10,000 per year is the same as City Attorney Jim Wilson was paid. He recently retired.

In other action, the council:

o Approved the renewal of licenses for businesses in Sherburn.

o Declared the old blade from the snowplow as excess property so it can be sold.

o Asked city staff about fixing the lights on Main Street and the light at the crosswalk by the high school.

o Learned from city staff that the Cargill road was not plowed until it froze because it was too soft.

o Discussed the church property on Lake Street. No action was taken.

o Discussed making Lake Street to the high school on Fifth Street a school zone, with signs and a permanent crosswalk marking to help with safety. City staff will gather more information on the matter.

o Learned the next meeting of the City Council will be 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at City Hall.

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