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Sherburn hears street work update

SHERBURN– The Sherburn City Council meeting on Monday began with three public comments/questions. One was about a lot that the EDA holds and would like to be purchased and cleaned up, the second one was about the five dogs at a property that was taken up by the court system, and the other was about an abandoned property.

Shannon Sweeny from Drown Associates explained the issuing of a general obligation improvement note with special assessments and levying a tax to pay it. The council approved that note after discussions.

Greg Mitchell, an engineer with Bolton and Menk, discussed the ongoing street repair on Osborne Street and the side streets. Some crews were not available for a while but are now on the job. Materials are available and ready to be put in. Progress is underway and storm sewers and water mains are being placed. Mitchell was pleasedwith the progress. The council reminded residents that if the contractor does work for your house that it is your responsibility to pay. The City does from the street to the point where homeowners must pay for repairs they ask the contractor to do. So far residents reaction has been favorable.

City employees reported that a leak inspection was done and the leaks have been identified and most have been repaired. The waste treatment plant is progressing well and generators and lift stations were progressing there.

The deputy clerk reported that the small cities grant was rolled into the Revolving Loan Fund as planned.

In other news, the council:

— Discussed the fire contract with the Township.

— Accepted a $100 donation from Dick and Shirley Brolsma with thanks to the fire department.

The next council meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Oct. 3, at Sherburn City Hall. Sherburn hears street work updat

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