Park Rapids City Council adds Calvary Lutheran Church to Sculpture Trail – Park Rapids Enterprise
On August 23, Park Rapids City Council added Calvary Lutheran Church to the list of approved locations for the city’s Sculpture Trail.
According to city administrator Angel Weasner, the Arts and Culture Advisory Board received a request from the church to install a sculpture cushion.
“They had torn down a house that was currently there,” Weasner said, “and acquired the property, and they’re going to put in a pollinator garden, and they actually want to have a sculpture there.”
The City Council approved the remaining Sculpture Trail locations in October 2019, Weasner noted. She said a concrete slab or boulder, to be placed at the church’s expense, will be located east of Scooter’s on the south side of State Hwy. 34, and the Arts and Culture Committee will determine which sculpture to put there.
Council member Tom Conway moved a motion to approve the request, and it was carried unanimously.
In matters of consent and general matters, counsel:
- Paid Benson Leitheiser & Soberg $4,280 for work on the Firefighters Relief Association audit. Last year’s audit cost $3,950.
- Paid David Drown Associates $4,000 to file city tax increase funding reports for six districts.
- Recipients of the Tax Paid Increase Funding (TIF) district development agreement received a total of $130,462 for the first half of 2022 TIF tax receipts. Payments include $26,386 to Larmac Industries, $13,294 to SDG Properties, $2,522 to Armory Square Management, $27,283 to Pleasant Court of Park Rapids and $60,978 to KI Senior Living.
- Paid $45,351 to Apex Engineering for work on the Fair Avenue, Career Path, Depot Park and East River Road projects.
- Paid Boyer Trucks/Parts Alliance North $1,462 for parts needed to repair a street maintenance unit, including a switch, rear spring and freight.
- Paid $2,337 to Dakota Supply Group for water supply.
- Paid Flaherty & Hood PA $3,088 for legal work on general municipal matters ($1,280) and planning matters ($1,808).
- Payment of $3,480 to Hawkins Inc. for the purchase of water treatment chemicals.
- Paid Hoffman Electric Inc. $3,114 to check airport approach lighting system and replace strobe tube ($135), upgrade street lights to LEDs (two invoices, 1 $181 and $1,420) and the installation of a beacon and dial jack at a sewer lift station ($378).
- Paid Johnson Jet-Line Sewer Cleaning and Pipe Inspection $1,500 to inspect city sewer lines.
- Paid M State in Wadena $4,500 for 20-hour commercial driver’s license training for employee Gregory Mackenzie.
- Paid $1,454 to MacQueen Equipment to purchase items to repair sewer and airport equipment, including cylinder swing, gauges, overhaul kit, and freight.
- MVI paid $5,372 for an irrigation pump valve and repair work on an irrigator that had low power at a pivot point. .
- Paid $2,485 to Neo-Electrical Solutions for a semi-annual inspection of the airport’s approach lighting system.
- Paid Sanitation Products Inc. $2,078 for repair and maintenance of Vactor sewer equipment, including labor, shop supplies, and a hardened raceway bearing.
- Paid Swanson’s Repair Inc. $2,856 for annual pump tests on four fire apparatus.
- Paid $29,339 to Tyler Technologies to help implement the city’s new financial system ($2,730) and annual “software as a service” fees ($26,609), to be prorated among general, airport, alcohol, water, sewer and stormwater funds.
- Paid Ziegler $2,110 for a cylinder to fix an airport charger.
- J&J Excavating paid $36,788 for work on the Career Path street and utility project, as recommended by City Engineer Jon Olson.
- Approval of a retroactive use of public facilities permit to Michelle Holmer to use Deane Park on August 20 for a wedding.
- Donations accepted to the city between July 25 and August 15, totaling $3,225. Many of the donations were made to the library in memory of David Long.
- Approved accounts payable totaling $268,847 and prepaid accounts totaling $417,363.
The next City Council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13 at City Hall.