by Adam Gruenewald
In one of their shortest meetings of the year, NYA council members took care of several regular business items with limited discussion.
In the lone notable item of discussion, council members reviewed the HF No. 30 law that will permit the off-sale of liquor on Sunday that was signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton and will go into effect on July 1.
To accommodate the Sunday liquor sales law, council members set a public hearing for their next meeting on June 12 to amend Chapter 4 of the city code regarding alcoholic beverages.
In other news, resident Daniel Andy of 215 Fifth Avenue Northeast did raise some concerns of flooding on Fifth Avenue Northeast.
“I’d like to make you all aware of some water issues I’ve been having,” he said. “I know on our taxes and water bill, we pay for storm sewers. Along that stretch of road, I’ve only noticed one storm sewer.”
He said water has been damaging his property for “some time now,” causing stagnant water and flooding.
City Administrator Steve Helget and the city engineer have made plans to visit the property to examine the situation, but Andy wanted to make sure his concern was heard.
“I’d like to see the water either diverted away from my property or have some storm sewers installed,” he said.
Council members also approved an service agreement with SRF Consulting Group for the 2018 Comprehensive Plan update, posted an open custodian position, hired Andrew Heuer and Hayden Anderson as Public Service Workers, approved Riley Stender as a Rescue Reserve member and approved the reinstatement, position change of Brian Schneewind at Public Service Technician II and approved the 2017 West Carver Community Pool manual.
They also approved liquor licenses for the Gasthouse, Good Time Liquors, Holiday Stationstores, Last Call, Midtown Family Restaurant, Nash Finch Company, Norwood Baseball Club, Pour House Pub, Stiftungsfest, Lazy Loon Lanes and Young America Baseball Club. The NYA City Council will next meet at 6 p.m. on June 12.
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