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Sherburn talks police relationship

SHERBURN — Monday the Sherburn City Council had their second April meeting at Sherburn City Hall. The meeting began with a question during the public comments about the police and the city council’s relationship. The council explained the police commission and the city councils from Welcome and Sherburn have a joint powers police commission board. The two mayors and representatives of the councils meet. The commission approves salaries and equipment. The performance reviews of the police officers is done by the Chief of Police and the performance review of the Chief is done by the commission. There is a monthly report given. The Chief of Police told the resident that if there is a question about an officer the resident should come to him first and then it would go to the commission. The resident thanked the council for the information.

The meeting continued and one of the issues discussed and approved was the request from

the fire department to help with the expense of reporting an actuarial for the department’s retirement account. This is some thing new that the state has asked cities to report and would cost about $11,000. The council approved dividing the expense with the fire department 50/50.

Reports about the properties at 112 S. Manyaska Street and 215 Front Street were given by the city administrator, Brad Hughes. The property on Manyaska Street should be demolished by June 1. The Front Street property is being worked out.

The police report was also given by Hughes.

Clean Up Day was discussed. It will be on April 24 and is for Sherburn residents only.

There will be trucks behind the city hall from 8 to 11 a.m. or when full. If curbside pick up is requested there is a fee for a tag and the truck will pick it up. The tag is $20 for the junk about the size of a pickup load or about 5 foot by 10 foot and 4 feet high area.

More than one tag can be purchased but the tags must be purchased by April 22 at the city hall. There will be an opportunity this year to bring electronics and appliances to a

truck behind city hall the fee will be assessed there, some according to poundage.

Things that will NOT be accepted are: tires, asbestos and other hazardous waste and chemicals, oil, yard waste, fluorescent bulbs and other light bulbs, and batteries. This is a free opportunity to get rid of that junk especially the stuff that will be against the city ordinances and for which citations will be given and a fee charged. Items placed on the curb before April 24th may be repurposed by others.

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