B.E. Council Approves Application for State Funding for Waste Water Plant Improvements

At Monday night’s meeting, the Blue Earth City Council approved an application for State Funding for designated improvements at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility.


An agreement for grant funding was approved with the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority for the building of a new Reverse Osmosis Treatment System, along with related improvements at the City’s West Water Treatment Facility.


The new system would help reduce the amount of salt discharge from in-home water softeners, decreasing the wastewater treatment facility’s chloride concentration at the source.


In an effort to help finance recommended improvements along South Sailor Street and Leland Parkway, the Council approved mandating property assessments for landowners within the project area, with public hearings on both projects being set during the regular council meeting on August 16th.


The Council approved a memorandum of understanding with the Blue Earth Area School District for a feasibility study for the building of new tennis courts east of the High School.  The cost of the study would be funded equally between the City and the School District.


An event request was approved on behalf of the Main Street Sewing Society, which had requested a local street closure for an activity scheduled for Sunday, July 15th, at which time, the organization will be presenting Quilts of Valor to County Veterans.


An event request was also approved on behalf of the 9/11 Event Committee, which is proposing to coordinate a special bike ride event on September 11th, in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack that occurred at the World Trade Center in New York City.


The event will run from the fairgrounds to Unity Trail and then back for a five kilometer distance.