Let’s be honest, there’s no such thing as a free bag

Commentary: Let’s be honest, there’s no such thing as a free bag

If you weren’t aware, a group of passionate Minot citizens appealed to Minot’s City Council to take up the issue of single-use plastic — particularly disposable plastic bags. After months of information gathering and taking public comment, the group offered several recommendations intended to curb consumption. One of the primary recommendations is a 10-cent tax on plastic bags. The theory with a tax is that it will reduce use...

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City Council Agendas and One Alderman’s Comments

News, Opinion: City Council Agendas and One Alderman’s Comments

The City of Minot City Council Committee of the Whole will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:15 at City Hall to consider items on the agendas below.  Below you’ll find full agenda items along with links to staff-provided supporting documents. In red, you have the chance to take a peak inside the thinking of one Alderman. City of Minot City Council and Committee meetings are streamed live on...

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Alderman Notes — City of Minot Committee of the Whole Agendas & Thoughts

News: Alderman Notes — City of Minot Committee of the Whole Agendas & Thoughts

The City of Minot’s City Council Committee of the Whole meet’s this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. The agendas are below along with notes from one Alderman. Of primacy in community concern, the disucssion on the future of Minot’s landfill will take place Tuesday. Committee of the Whole Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – 4:15 PM City Council Chambers 1. AUDITORIUM MAIN ARENA FLOOR REPLACEMENT – FINAL PAYMENTS The...

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Alderman Notes: Committee of the Whole, Wednesday, September 26

Meetings & Agendas, News: Alderman Notes: Committee of the Whole, Wednesday, September 26

Included below is the City of Minot’ City Council Committee of the Whole agenda for September 26, 2018. Also included in red are one Alderman’s questions, comments, and concerns. 1.SAND AWARD OF BID (PROJECT NUMBER 4229) On September 13, 2018 the Public Works Department opened bids for washed sand for the upcoming snow removal season. Three bids were received. It is recommended the City Council award the bid...

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Alderman Notes: Committee of the Whole, September, 25, 2018

Meetings & Agendas, News: Alderman Notes: Committee of the Whole, September, 25, 2018

Included below is the City of Minot’ City Council Committee of the Whole agenda for September 25, 2018. Also included in red are one Alderman’s questions, comments, and concerns. 1. FINAL PAYMENT- LIBRARY CHILLER REPLACEMENT – LIB030 As approved at the October, 2017 City Council meeting, the Minot Public Library replaced an air conditioning unit (chiller) in the early spring of 2018. C&C Plumbing & Heating, L.L.P. was...

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News: Committee of the Whole, August 1st, 2018

The City of Minot’s City Council Committee of the Whole will meet Wednesday, 4:15 at City Hall to consider the following agenda items. 1. BUILDING RELOCATION REQUEST TO 605 11TH AVE SE- PATRICK SCHMIDT It is recommended the Committee and Council approve the relocation of the single family residence, from 1709 3rd Ave NE, Berthold, ND 58718, to 605 11th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701, also known as, S/D...

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City of Minot Committee of the Whole, July 31, 2018

News: City of Minot Committee of the Whole, July 31, 2018

The City of Minot’s City Council Committee of the Whole will meet Tuesday at 4:15 to consider the following agenda items. 1. FINAL PAYMENT – 30TH AVE GRAVITY SEWER (3490.5) The 30th Ave Gravity Sewer project constructed a gravity sewer in 30th Ave NE to convey waste water from 13th St NE to Livingston Coulee Lift Station. The project was bid in April of 2017 and the low...

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News: In Winnipeg, Buy local plan fails to gain traction

A proposal from the Winnipeg City Council requested the City develop a policy that gave an advantage to local firms seeking the opportunity to earn City business. But upon further review, the recommendation of an administrative report is to better communicate opportunities to local businesses, but not give them favor on contract terms. This issue has been considered by Minot City Council which makes it an outside perspective...  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Minot Fire Department managing turnover with new training

Minot’s Fire Department has a lot of new faces. From retirements to firefighters pursuing opportunities in other places, the turnover rate has been higher than wanted in recent years. And one solution to keeping Minot and our first-responders safe and satisfied with their work — increased training. KX News has the story on how the Fire Department’s leadership is responding to the challenge.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Three express interest in vacant Minot City Council seat

The election of Shaun Sipma to the role of Mayor left a vacancy on City Council. Former Council-members Steve Podrygula, Dave Shomento, as well as School Board member Mitch Kraft have expressed interest in the position. The Minot Daily News has more details; a special City Council meeting is anticipated sometime after July 11th to fill the vacancy.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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Minot, Let’s call it Diagon Alley

Commentary: Minot, Let’s call it Diagon Alley

When was the last time you went for a drink at the Blue Rider? If it’s been a while, put it on your ‘to do’ list. When you go, take a moment to walk across the street and check out the buildings and the well-hidden diagonal alley along the railroad tracks. It’s not much to look at right now so be careful about muttering your thoughts out loud,...

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