Amery City Council Meeting Highlights Of March 6

The Amery City Council met last evening for the regular monthly session.  Nick Osborn, the new Polk County Administrator was at the meeting and introduced himself to the council and assembled audience.  The council learned that the HVAC at the Community Center, which has been giving problems, has been repaired by Johnson Controls, at a cost of $10,800.00.  City Building Inspector Craig Moriak gave his annual report to the council, noting that he will be retiring in 2020. Dave Rasmussen, M-S-A, reported on the CDBG eligibility of the city, noting that surveys have shown the city is more than 51% low to moderate income residents, and therefore qualifies to apply for up to $1-million dollars, with a $500,000.00 match by the city.  Rasmussen noted the biggest project considered is downtown infratructure, the water, sewer and storm drains under Keller Avenue before the state re-builds the street.  The council approved $9-thousand for M-S-A to make the necessary applications. The council discussed a Park host for the campground at North Park, agreeing to offer free space to camp on sight, but the host would pay their own electricity.  The council then went into Closed Session Under WI Statute 19.85 (1)(c)., regarding the Clerk/Treasurer position and the Police Department.