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Brownton initiates 2019 street improvements, reconsiders pay schedule, animal ordinance

Brownton Clerk Ella Kruse read the oath of office with council members and the mayor for 2019.

In its first meeting of the new year, after swearing in elected and appointed officials, the Brownton City Council moved into the bulk of its meeting, which included the monthly engineer’s report, in which the council approved its engineering firm’s supplemental letter agreement for an additional streets project.
The council also tabled a citizen’s request to own a pair of ducks, and formally accepted resignation from Officer Logan Anderson from full-time duties, sparking discussion on the city’s pay schedule.
The council also swore in a newly appointed council member to fill the vacated seat left open by Tim Olson, who moved outside of city limits. Lori Copler, a former long-time editor for The Chronicle and the Brownton Bulletin, was voted unanimously to the council.
Councilors approved the city’s engineering firm’s — Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) — supplemental letter agreement authorizing and describing the scope, schedule and payment conditions for SEH’s work on the project dubbed, “2019 street improvement.” The agreement will come at a cost of $22,900.
Streets to be impacted by the 2019 street improvements are Fourth Street South from Fifth Avenue South to Sixth Avenue South, receiving gravel with curb and gutter; Fourth Street South from Sixth Avenue South to Eighth Avenue South, receiving bituminous with curb and gutter; First Avenue South from south of city limits to Third Street South, receiving bituminous with partial curb and gutter; First Avenue North from Division Street to Second Street North, receiving gravel; Ninth Avenue North from the alley to Second Street North, receiving gravel with curb and gutter.

(For the complete story, see the Jan. 16 print edition of The Chronicle.)