Meeting briefing: Two Harbors City CouncilItems of interest from the Two Harbors City Council meeting Monday.
Items of interest from the Two Harbors City Council meeting Monday:
Ban on deer feeding
The Two Harbors city council on Monday directed City Attorney Steve Overom to draft an ordinance banning the feeding of deer on city property. The council continues to study whether or not it should hold a deer hunt in city limits to thin a growing herd. The city of St. Paul has a deer feeding ordinance on its books. It says “no person shall intentionally feed deer within the city” and includes includes grain, salt licks, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and hay. There is a bill in the current legislative session that would ban deer feeding around hunting seasons to help the Minnesota DNR determine baiting violations.
The council approved partnering with the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District in applying for funding for $40,000 worth of work to prevent storm water runoff along Skunk Creek within city limits. The city would pay 25 percent of the project if it was approved through federal grants.
Kyle Reppe won a bid to build a hangar at the municipal airport. Approval of the $12,196 bid is contingent on regular reviews. The council is also continuing work to have an aircraft repair service move to the airport.
Cave talks go on
Attorney Overom said talks continue with representatives for Sam Cave after a final appeal on property disputes around Agate Bay were denied by the state Supreme Court late last year. Overom said Cave’s attorneys do not want to be named and he will not reveal who he is dealing with.
Skate park update
Talks continue on locating a skate park and things are looking up. Steve Detlefsen said the parks and recreation board has formed a sub-committee to look at location and design. The committee meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, just before the park and rec meetings. Council members talked about opening the current home of the skate park near the hockey arena for another outdoor ice skating rink. Detlefsen said that was one of the intentions of moving the skating park. Outdoor rink use has been heavy this winter.
Dan Jones announced that Mediacom, the cable provider in Two Harbors, will be dropping the Game Show Network and replacing it with the childrens programming of Sprout Network.
Mayor Randy Bolen recommended eight people for the new arts and beautification committee. One of its first projects will be choosing the color and lettering design of the new water tower in the industrial park.