B.E. Council Holds Public Hearings for Sailor Street and Leland Parkway Projects at Monday’s Council Meeting

At Monday’s meeting, the Blue Earth City Council held separate public hearings on proposed assessments being considered for the Sailor Street and Leland Parkway Improvement Projects.


Separate resolutions for a proposed assessment schedule for each project were approved by the Council at Monday night’s meeting.  The assessment schedule will run from January, 2022 through December, 2037 at an interest rate of 3.12% per individual property owner.


The Council held continuing discussion on the need for enacting new regulations relating to individuals who operate special use vehicles such as ATV’s and golf carts on city streets.  The first reading of an ordinance authorizing certain changes for special vehicle use was approved by the Council on August 2nt.  The second and final reading of the ordinance was brought before the Council for passage at this week’s meeting.  Upon further review, the matter was tabled, with the issue to be brought back before the Council again for further consideration at its next meeting in September.


City Engineer Wes Brown gave an update on the City Street Improvement Program, nothing a few of the current projects are beginning to take shape, as well as what lies ahead for 2022.


A new policy was approved by the Council to benefit citizens affected by sod replacement within the boulevard of their property.  Under the new policy, the city would reduce the sanitary sewer portion of residential customers monthly light and water bills during the months of June through September, as long as they agree to water their sod.  The reduction would be based on the average customer sanitary sewer usage during the months of May and April.