B.E. Council Discusses Pickleball Courts and the Library At Monday’s Council Meeting

Monday night the Blue Earth City Council met for a week session and regular council meeting. 

At their meeting the council discussed incorporating new pickleball courts in a parks expansion, and update on the safe pathways/sidewalk initiative and the annual truth in taxation hearing.

City Administrator Mary Kennedy provided a rundown of the proposed capital expenditures for 2022.

Chuck Hunt, representing the Library Board, requested and received approval from the council for the City Attorney to proceed with creating a document which would allow the City, Library Board and Blue Earth Resident Jim Pollard to move forward with a joint venture Fossil Discovery Center in conjunction with the Blue Earth Library.  Hunt says the Library Board also recently voted to rename the Library, “the Blue Earth Community Library and Fossil Discovery Center.

The Council also approved a request from Blue Earth Light and Water to sign a non-binding letter of engagement with Northland Securities regarding the construction of a new sub-station.

The City Council also signed the Law Enforcement Labor Services Legal Agreement, which includes an increase in part time starting pay to $20.51 per hour and recognizes Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday.