The Milbank City Council met in its regular monthly meeting Monday, February 8, with a light agenda and few action items.
The consent agenda was approved which included the appointment of Mike Hanson to the Consolidated Board of Equalization, approval of advertising from street material bids and concrete crushing and a correction to the 2016 salaries for Dennis Murphy and Robert Newstrand.
It was reported during the meeting that a new 2016 Ford Explorer was added to the fleet of vehicles for use by the Milbank Police Department.
The ice skating rink at Hurley Park will be re-flooded this week and re-opened for use this weekend, February 12-14, according to Hanson in his parks report.
Jason Kettwig, city administrator, noted that new reflective signs throughout the city will begin to be installed as early as the end of March.
It was approved by the council to re-plot lots 4, 5, 6 and 7 in the Midland Atlas Addition north of Hartman’s Family Foods in Milbank to help clean up that area and make it more appealing to the eye. The approval was in accordance to resolution 2-8-16A.
Work is being done between the street department and Valley Queen Cheese on a discharge permit with no vote needed at this time. Kettwig also asked the council to begin looking for a permanent fix to the street in the area of Berens Warehouse Groceries.
Other department reports were heard from the fire, finance, personnel, wastewater, street, rubble and water departments.
The next regular meeting of the council is set for Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at the Milbank Visitor Center community room.