The Blue Earth City Council met Monday and the meeting began with a motion from Councilman John Huisman to not move forward with the possibility of moving the Blue Earth Senior Center to the St. Luke’s facility and keeping it at its current location. The motion was seconded and then approved unanimously.
Another item on the agenda was the opening of sealed bids for the former Kerr McGee property. The City received one bid of $10,500 from Chad Malwitz, so he will be awarded the property. City Attorney David Frundt will draw up the ordinance to transfer the property to Malwitz, with the first reading to be held at the next meeting on November 20th, followed by the second reading and hearing at the meeting on November 20th. The title will be transferred to Malwitz 30 days later, when he will also pay for the property.
The Council also revisited the rezoning request from Faribault County to allow them to build a parking lot on Main Street, across from the courthouse. There was a motion and a second to approve the rezoning of the lot. A second reading and hearing on this matter will take place at their next council meeting.