Afton CIty Council briefs from May 15Afton clean-up day to be held June 9; Deputies to use Afton garage; booth fees waived; temporary liquor license granted; Afton discusses Denmark Township cell tower.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
Afton clean-up day to be held June 9
Afton City Council approved a proposal to hold a citywide clean-up day during its May 15 meeting.
The cleanup day will be held June 9 and will include scrap metal and used tire collections.
“Those are two items that people have a tough time getting rid of,” Afton Interim City Administrator Ron Moorse said.
Deputies to use Afton garage
Afton City Council approved a proposal to allow Washington County Sheriff’s Department deputies use of the city garage during its May 15 meeting.
Afton Interim City Administrator Ron Moorse said the deputies are currently looking for a space to store two squad cars. The option of the city garage on Stagecoach Trail was suggested.
Additionally, Moorse said the deputies would also like to consider adding office space.
Moorse said nothing has been decided, but city staff wanted to get City Council support before continuing discussions with the deputies.
“It would be nice to have them closer to respond,” Mayor Pat Snyder said.
Booth fees waived
Afton City Council approved a request to waive booth fees during the city’s Fourth of July celebration for the Afton Historical Society and the Yellow Ribbon Network during its May 15 meeting.
Temporary liquor license granted
Afton City Council approved a request from the Afton Historical Society for a temporary liquor license during its May 15 meeting.
The temporary liquor license would go toward the Afton Historical Society’s beer sale during the Afton Fourth of July celebration. City Council also agreed to waive the liquor license fee.
Afton discusses Denmark Township cell tower
Earlier this fall Denmark Township approved a request to erect a 150-foot monopole cell tower and is currently looking for comments from Afton regarding the historic, cultural and aesthetic impacts.
However, there is some confusion regarding the proposed cell tower since Washington County approved a permit for a 110-foot tall monopine, which is designed to look more like a pine tree.
City Council decided to not offer comments until a clarification can be made on what type of cell tower will be erected.
Additional Mayor Pat Snyder said she would like to see a timeline also.
Council members said they would be more in favor of the monopine.
“I think you can disguise these things where they’re not as intrusive,” City Council. Member Bill Palmquist said.