City purchases land for new well

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 12/1/99.

A purchase agreement for land south of Highway 55 was approved by the Paynesville City Council Wednesday night.

The council approved purchasing four acres from the Flanders family at a cost of $10,000 per acre for a new city well. The land is located behind Acclaimed Furniture and Carpet.

Ron Mergen, public works director, reminded the council that the city has a section 319 grant from the state which will help cover the cost of the new well and expenses resulting from that project.

The council is awaiting word back from the property owners on a second well site east of the Morningside Addition.

In other business:
•The council approved participating in the U.S. Census BureauÕs Special Place program for the 2000 census. Under this program Dennis Wilde, city admin-istrator, will ensure that all complexes housing one or more groups will be identified. These places include: nursing homes, hospitals, hotels, dormitories, or migrant worker camps.

•The council approved sending 16 delinquent refuse accounts and one delinquent snow removal account to the county to be placed on the property ownerÕs tax bill.

•Mergen reported he had talked with AMPI to coordinate work on the 2000 street project with their schedule. "We want to ensure that we wonÕt disrupt their work schedule any more than possible on Railroad Street by the dumping station," Mergen said.

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