Afton City Council briefs from June 19City Council approves simple subdivision; New trash receptacle to be added to Afton trail; City to participate in Washington County grant program; City Council designates South Washington Watershed District LGU; Afton City Hall to receive security upgrade; City going out for street maintenance bids;Interim city administrator in running for part-time job in Lakeland
City Council approves simple subdivision
Afton City Council approved a simple subdivision during its June 19 meeting.
Afton resident John M. Clarey submitted a simple subdivision application to allow a 180-foot wide, or 5.4-acre, parcel be detached from his property on 15th Street and sold, and attached, to an adjacent property.
New trash receptacle to be added to Afton trail
Afton City Council approved the purchase of a new trash receptacle to be located on St. Croix Trail South during its June 19 meeting.
Afton City Council was notified by the city of Lakeland that the Lower St. Croix Valley Community Foundation has awarded a grant for the purchasing of trash receptacles to be placed along the County Road 21 Bike Trail.
The total of cost to purchase five containers, including shipping and tax, would be $2,039.39 at a cost of $407.86 per container.
Afton is responsible for paying for one trash receptacle.
Additionally, Afton City Council agreed to enter into an agreement with Highland Sanitation, at a cost of $8.29 per month, for trash pickup for the new container.
City to participate in Washington County grant program
Afton City Council approved the continued participation in the Washington County Community Development Block Grant Program during its June 19 meeting.
The program is open to all Washington County cities with a population of less than 50,000.
Cities that participate are eligible for funding for projects such as facility accessibility improvement and housing projects.
City Council designates South Washington Watershed District LGU
During its June 19 meeting, Afton City Council approved the designation of the South Washington Watershed District at the Local Government Unit to administer the requirements of the Wetland Conservation Act.
The SWWD has budgeted funds to enable the organization to serve as the LGU at no cost to Afton.
Afton City Hall to receive security upgrades
Afton City Council approved upgrades to the City Hall security system during its June 19 meeting.
General Security Services Corporation would replace the malfunctioning strike plate on the door into the council chambers as well as additional security feature upgrades.
The total cost for the system upgrade is $3,688.
City going out for street maintenance bids
Afton City Council agreed to begin advertising for bids related to street maintenance during its June 19 meeting.
The street maintenance projects would include 15th Street South, Oakgreen Avenue South, 42nd Street South and two areas of 50th Street South.
Interim city administrator in running for part-time job in Lakeland
Afton Interim City Administrator Ron Moorse informed Afton City Council during its June 19 meeting that he is currently considering a part-time position with the city of Lakeland.
Lakeland is currently considering restructuring the city staff to include a part-time zoning administrator.
The position would consist of about 10 hours per week.
Moorse informed City Council that if the offer should go forward he would present a proposal that would incorporate that.
-Compiled by Amber Kispert-Smith