Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

By Lois E. Johnson
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Staff changes for library


Library Director Shelby Rotengaine was hired full-time after two resignations of library staff at the Moose Lake City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 12. Another person will also be hired as a part-time clerk.

In the absence of Mayor Ted Shaw and Vice Mayor Kris Huso, City Administrator Tim Peterson presided at the council meeting.

The council accepted the resignations of Nena Bergerson and Chris Fransen from the library, and then approved hiring Shelby and a part-time clerk to fill the vacancies.

Peterson said that the salaries for the two new positions will be the same or less than had been paid for those that had resigned.

There was considerable discussion about a portion of the Soo Line Trail between North Road and Highway 73 near the Soo Line Depot.

One section of the paved portion of the trail is in an area where a small waterfall off of slate rock keeps the area wet, and there is no place for the water drain away. A quote of $15,000 has been received by Rocon Paving, but Peterson said that there are better places to spend those funds.

"I think it would be better to take the pavement out in that spot," he said. "The trail is perfect everywhere else. I will reach out to the engineers and see if a ditch could be dug there."

In other business, the council approved PERA resolutions for two new part-time police officers Benjamin Karon and Jacob Christpherson. The council also accepted a reimbursement grant of $37,398.33 for the Department of Motor Vehicles office.

The next meeting of the Moose Lake City Council was set for Wednesday, July 10, at 4 p.m.

There will be a public hearing about the Street and Utility Capital Improvement Plan at 4:15 p.m., with the Special Assessment Policies hearing to follow.


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