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By Lois E. Johnson
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Storage container ordinance at standstill in Barnum


September 19, 2019

No information was available about a change in the ordinance to ban storage containers within the city at the meeting of the Barnum City Council on Monday, Sept. 9, due to the absence of City Clerk Bernadine Reed.

The proposed changes to the ordinance to allow the containers on commercial property will be sent to the councilors to review at a later date, it was said.

Public Works Supervisor Brett Collier reported that the city’s engineer has been meeting with Carlton County’s engineer to plan the extension of the city’s water and sewer lines to the county garage for the planned addition to the facility next year. The garage is located one mile south of the city.

“A township resident is interested in hooking into the new water and sewer lines,” he told the council. “The lines will be on this side (east side) of Highway 61. There will be a hydrant and a manhole every 300 feet.”

When asked if the city allows water and sewer lines to be extended outside of the city limits, both Mayor Jason Goodwin and Councilor Dale Riihiluoma affirmed that the city did not have restrictions on the extension of the lines.

“There are no negatives,” said Riihiluoma. “We hope that we do not need a lift station.”

A special meeting has been set for Monday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. at the city hall to review the bids for the new city hall/ community center/ liquor store project. The bids will be opened on Sept. 19, at 2 p.m.

The next monthly meeting of the Barnum City Council was set for Monday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the city hall.


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