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Assistant to the City Administrator Renee Eisenbeisz has resigned from the position, opening up a job search at Newport City Hall. The sparsely staffed office started the search after the city council approved it June 15. Eisenbeisz worked at City Hall for six years.
Due to the city watering ban, the weekly special events at the Highlands Park Splash Pad will not run this summer. The Parks and Recreation Department will hold Friday special events if the water ban is lifted during the summer. Wet n’ Wild Wednesdays are also on hold while the watering ban is in effect.
Washington County Public Works is converting three consultant engineering positions into two full-time engineering positions. With capital improvement projects continuing to grow, the department requested extra help to ensure they stay on schedule with the projects. The conversion will save money, with funding coming in part from the state aid construction funds. There will be no change in the county levy based on the new employees. The County Board voted June 13 5-0 to approve the change.
Dog lovers have been called to unite at the Wag for Water event June 24.
If building inspectors and fire marshals do not sign off on improvements by June 30 — when their current liquor license expires — the city will not renew their license.
The Washington County Community Development Agency is concentrating on business growth in its new county economic development plan.
The cost of drinkable water in Cottage Grove keeps increasing — but only for 3M Co. Costs keep racking up for perfluorochemical mitigation projects after lower levels were recommended.
The Cottage Grove City Council is holding an open house to discuss city water issues 6 to 7 p.m. June 21 at City Hall. City council members and staff will be available to answer questions. A presentation will be given at 6:30 p.m. in the training room.
Strawberry Fest 2017 was filled with thrills for carnival enthusiasts, cake-lovers, music fans and doggie dash-ers.
The St. Paul Park City Council approved purchase of a new fire truck June 5. Fire Chief Kurk Lee said the new 2018 Freightliner they are set to purchase will replace a truck they have been using since the 1970s. The council amended the budget to transfer $430,000 into the equipment replacement fund for the new truck. The truck is set to cost about $330,000, but the fire department will install their own new equipment into the truck at a cost of about $113,000. “Everything is new, top to bottom,” Lee said.