Council discusses city arts boardThe Two Harbors City Council Monday discussed the creation of a Two Harbors Public Arts Commission, following precedents set in Duluth and Hermantown.
By: Matt Suoja, Lake County News Chronicle
The Two Harbors City Council Monday discussed the creation of a Two Harbors Public Arts Commission, following precedents set in Duluth and Hermantown.
“[It’s about] making the community brighter,” said Mayor Randy Bolen. “[We need] good involvement from citizens to spruce up the community.”
Bolen said the main point of the commission is developing more curb appeal.
It is projected that nine people could fill up the committee. “There’s so many people who want to be on this thing,” Bolen said.
“It will take a big load off us,” said council member Mary Henjum Rosati.
The commission is in its infancy and still has to pass through a few more hoops before its official.
“The bottom line is to beautify the community,” Bolen said.
If you are interested in joining the commission, contact Bolen at 834-5631.
The council approved a request from Two Harbors Fire Chief Mark Schlangen to apply for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant for $92,500. If the fire department were to get the grant, it would allow for more training in the city. Training has sometimes meant lots of travel for the volunteer force, Schlangen said. Some of the funds would also go toward a cargo container training facility in Two Harbors.
“It would make it easier for folks to stay involved,” Schlangen said.
Other fire departments in the area, including those in Silver Bay, Clifton and Brimson, would also benefit from training closer to home.
The council approved putting a security system at the cemetery with an initial fee of $1,400 with a monthly fee of $39. The security is a response to a break-in and property damage last year.