At last week’s meeting of the Coleraine City Council, an agreement with Eagle Properties was approved. The estimated 240-acre area will remain in the City of Coleraine. The city previously took action to remove the property from the city and return it to Trout Lake Township. Within the ten-year agreement, Eagle Properties will pay the city an annual fee of $3,000 for the sole purpose of contributing to the maintenance of Baich Road, the only public road connecting to Eagle Properties. Baich Road is owned and maintained by Trout Lake Township.
In other business, the council:
• Listened to a report from Street Supervisor Randy Savich, who informed the council several frozen residential water lines have been reported but no city water lines have ruptured. The city is using 238,000 gallons of water a day - mostly to keep the lines from freezing.
• Passed a resolution accepting a $4,500 grant from Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation for updating the city’s comprehensive plan. The grant funds are provided as a one-to-one match in partnership with the city.
• Tabled a decision on the purchase of a computer for the fire department until the policy for the purchasing limits of department heads could be reviewed.
• Approved the audit conducted by Sterle and Co. so it could be filed by the March 31 deadline.
The next regular meeting of the Coleraine Council will be on April 14.