The Blue Earth City Council officially welcomed a new member to serve on the Council at Tuesday night’s meeting. Ann Hanna was sworn in by Blue Earth City Attorney David Frundt during the early stages of the meeting. Hanna replaces Dan Warner, who resigned in early August due to his family moving out of the Blue Earth City Limits. Hanna says she looks forward to serving the City of Blue Earth in the months ahead. Hanna’s term on the Council will run until January 3rd, 2023.
City Administrator Mary Kennedy informed the council of the latest developments involving the new myblueearth mobile app, which is designed to help better improve overall communication between City Administrators and Local Citizens. The official launch date of the app is September, 8th, with the entire system expected to be fully operational by January of 2022.
Council members also approved a quote for approximately $14,000 from Global Specialty Contractors of Eagan, to repair a leak in the pool gutter system at the Blue Earth Swimming Pool. It was noted that the pool had been leaking at a rate of roughly 6,000 gallons a day during the recent summer season.
The Council also approved event requests on behalf of three different entities looking to host upcoming gatherings. A request was approved on behalf of Dave Olson for a neighborhood gathering event on Oak Knoll Court on Saturday, October 2nd. A request was also approved for the Faribault County Economic Development Authority for a career fair being held on October 5th, at the Blue Earth Ag Center. An event request was also approved on behalf of the Blue Earth Area Chamber of Commerce for a volunteer fair and festival, being held during the weekend of September 25th.