Posted by Tim Meehl | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-10-2014
Tags: minnesota, Perham, Perham Happenings
Happy Halloween, everyone. Keep a watchful eye open on Friday evening as the trick-or-treaters will be out and about.
Good luck to the Lady Jacket volleyball team as they travel to Lake Park to take on the Frazee Lady Hornets tonight in the south subsection championship. Congratulations to the boys and girls cross country teams on their Section Championships, and I wish you the best at state.
Work continues on the site of the new public works building, and bids will be opened soon on the building itself. Plans for 2015 street reconstruction are being explored. Third Avenue S.E. is already on the plan, and we are looking to add some more.
The cost of these projects are rising. We’re exploring ways to keep costs down, and coupling some projects together may be a way to save money. These street repairs need to be done as some of the infrastructure was placed in the early 1960s.
The new Victory Estates development has received approval on the preliminary plot but the final plot is still being put together.
You may have noticed that the number of trains is increasing, and that will continue – hopefully we don’t encounter too many delays. The oil on these trains can be made safe with a process called stabilization, but the oil companies don’t want to spend the money. Right now they condition the oil, which does not take explosive gasses out. If a pipeline is built they will have to stabilize the oil in order for it to enter the pipeline. I will continue to keep watch on this.
We are looking into an ordinance allowing chickens in the city limits. More to follow.
The political campaign is coming to an end and we get to vote next Tuesday. I, for one, will be glad that it is over so that the lies about the candidates cease. It seems to get worse every year. Please exercise your right to vote and be sure to know who you are voting for.