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City Council plans for special meetings

FAIRMONT–The Fairmont City Council on Monday wrapped up its regular meeting in 30 minutes, but has several upcoming special meetings on the books.

City Administrator Cathy Reynolds said following discussions about water quality in the chain of lakes and based on council direction, a joint work session on the Fairmont chain of lakes watershed is planed.

Those involved will include the Martin County Commissioners, Martin Soil and Water Conservation District and the Fairmont City Council.

Reynolds said council can use the information provided to decide how it wants to proceed on the matter.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16. The meeting will take place in council chambers and will be televised.

“We want the community at large to be able to hear that, as well to know what’s going on in the watershed and how that’s impacting our lakes here in Fairmont,” Reynolds said.

The Minnesota state building code work/informational session is also coming up at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, ahead of the regular council meeting.

“It will look at the state building code, how it impacts the city, what are the requirements and just general discussion,” Reynolds said.

Finally, the council has a rental ordinance workshop at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 17. This will provide time for landlords and renters to discuss any concerns or ask any questions to the council regarding the proposed rental housing ordinance.

In other news, Reynolds said they have been accepting applications for the two open positions on the charter commission. She said they have received two applications that will be forwarded to the chief judge of the fifth judicial district, who will consider making the appointments.

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