The Fairmont City Council on Monday upheld a verbal agreement to sell a city-owned lot at 512 N. Elm St. to Habitat for Humanity of Faribault and Martin Counties, despite two neighboring property owners expressing interest in buying the lot. The 4-1 vote, with Wayne Hasek opposing the sale, will allow a house to be moved from Lake Avenue to the site next year. Staci Thompson, executive director of the local Habitat branch, former city administrator Mike Humpal had made a verbal commitment about two years ago.
THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MONDAY VOTED TO CHANGE THE CITY’S POLLING PLACE FOR THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 3RD TO THE NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY AT 700 FAIRLAKES AVENUE IN FAIRMONT. THIS CHANGE WOULD ALLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ENSURE THE SAFETY OF FAIRMONT VOTERS AND JUDGES.
THE COUNCIL APPROVED A BID OF $808,271 FROM ULLAND BROTHERS OF ALBERT LEA FOR THE I-90 PEDESTRIAN/BIKE TRAIL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT RUNNING FROM MARGARET STREET AND OUT TO THE HOTEL AREA AREAS NEAR I-90.
THE COUNCIL VOTED YES TO A DONATION OF $8,500 DOLLARS FOR THE MARTIN COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL DEDICATION CEREMONY OF THE RESTORED VIETNAM AREA COBRA HELICOPTER ON AUGUST 1ST THIS YEAR. THE BOARD ALSO APPROVED A PERMIT APPLICATION FOR A PARADE FROM HERITAGE ACRES TO THE VETERANS MEMORIAL ON WINNEBAGO AVENUE BEGINNIGN AT 9 AM THAT DAY.
THE COUNCIL APPROVED THE APPOINTMENTS OF SARAH GERHARDT TO THE FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND JIM TATE TO THE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD.