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Council approves fine for animals in city limits

WELCOME — Welcome City Council met Tuesday evening and approved the Old 16 Bar and Grill charitable gambling for Fairmont Youth Hockey. They council approved the annual increase in debt service levies to make sure bills are paid. It accepted with thanks a donation of $200 from Mayo Health Systems for Summer Festival expenses.

The council adopted the proposed tax levy to be paid in 2023 and granted liquor licenses to Old 16 Bar and Grill and off sale as well as to the Welcome Legion.

Moving to other matters, the council discussed the ball field employee doing the fall fertilization and approved. The discussion led to the spring expenses not paid. The clerk will contact the school again.

A discussion was held about fines for raising animals within city limits. The fine will be added to the computer system and the county attorney and law enforcement center will have them available for citations of ordinance violations. The council approved a fine of $200 for the first offense and $400 for the second offense.

The fall Clean-Up Day was discussed and the clerk will contact the sanitation company to determine a good day. This will be brought up at the next meeting.

The city employee report included progress on the courts at Keck Park with one done and the second on the way. There was a glitch in the zipline progress but now it is underway too. The fire hydrant on Second Street needs replacing and the curb and gutter on Dugan Street needs repair. Max Longley said he planned to sweep every Wednesday. He will send the County a bill for the extra work he had to do since they did not do it.

Elroy Glidden reported on the committee meetings he attended at the League of Minnesota Cities and how it pertained to Welcome.

The council set a date for 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 for the truth and taxation meeting.

The next meeting of the Welcome City Council is planned for 6 p.m. on Oct. 4, at Welcome City Hall.

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