At last week’s Coleraine City Council meeting, Councilor Peggy Smith reported that a special committee has a recommendation for the job of library director. Smith said the committee started with nine applicants and narrowed it down to six people to call in for an interview. According to Smith, one of those six candidates really stood out from the rest having studied library science and with experience in all levels of archival management. Smith said the chosen candidate has a Masters Degree and can speak seven languages. Council members voted to hire the candidate at 32 hours per week, contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
In the Committees and Commissions Report, Mayor Jim Hagen gave little information on the Bovey-Coleraine Police merger, but did say they are awfully close to coming to an agreement. The dynamic at work for this contract has involved several months of interplay between the two police departments, the two city councils and the labor union.
The Coleraine-Bovey-Taconite Joint Wastewater Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss the forced main project on June 8, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at the Coleraine City Hall. A copy of the draft facility plan for this project is available for inspection in the city clerk’s office.
In other business, the council:
• Voted to approve the consent agenda with one correction.
• Amended the minutes of a previous meeting.
• Decided not to hire summer workers this year. Volunteer workers are welcome to apply.
• Reported that the Emergency Services Building project is waiting on a plumbing permit from the state of Minnesota.
• Voted to pay Chief Lifeguard Jenna Krautkremer for time rendered to produce the lifeguard schedule for the entire summer.
• Discussed how to organize the rink attendants and the warming shack supervisors in Longyear Park.