The Blue Earth City Council meeting began with a surprise for one council member as Mike McNerney was told that he’s been selected as the 2023 Community Service Award winner by the Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce. McNerney will be officially honored at the Chamber Banquet on January 29th.
The Council then went into action narrowing down the candidates for the accounting system they look to use in the future. The Council selected Software Solutions and Tyler Technologies as the two finalists.
City Engineer Wes Brown also gave an update that the Riverside Drive project was awarded the full amount of funding that was requested, which was $3.6 million. Brown also informed the council that he is moving on to other things at Bolten and Menk and Ben Rosol will be taking over for him in 2024 as City Engineer.
The Council also approved setting the tax levy for 2024 at $1.976 million, a 5.4% increase over last year.