The Milbank City Council conducted a special meeting Monday, December 28, to close out the bills and budget for 2015. Three items on the agenda were approved by the board. Contingency resolution 12-18-15, Highway 12 phase two change order and the year-end bills were approved during the meeting.
Bobbie Bohlen of the Grant County Development Corporation addressed the council and expressed her thanks for the support and dedication received by the board. The GCDC has a Main Street project it is taking on but details are in the early stages.
Katie Heller, Hurley Winter Park committee member, addressed the board about the success of the skate park. She presented a few minor details to improve the organization of the park to the board and asked for their attention to the matters. Heller stated there is a need for some form of fencing or barrier between the ice rink and the pond to keep hockey pucks from entering the pond as well as barricading the pond for the safety of children. An outdoor speaker and shelving for the skates were requested to keep things more organized and running smoothly. Slight maintenance also needs to be completed on the bathrooms and warming house.
The skate park committee also requests additional volunteers to help maintain and man the ice rink. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact committee members Heller, Mike Hanson, Cheri Maegher, Jan Bierschbach or Denice Hooth.
The next regular meeting of the council is slated for Monday, January 11, at 7 p.m. at the Milbank Visitor Center community room.