At the Nashwauk City Council meeting last week, councilors filled two police commission vacancies. The vacancies were the result of resignations of long-term members.
Three persons submitted applications to fill the vacancies and the council selected Ben DeNucci and Joseph Martire to serve on the commission. In a related item, the one application received for the patrol officer opening was withdrawn and the position will be advertised outside the city.
The demolition of the former Spur Station on Central Avenue continues to command the council’s attention. McNeil Environmental is unable to access the interior of the structure to assess the existence of hazardous materials - an extraordinary amount of pigeon droppings. The council encouraged the city office to work with McNeil for the cleanup of the droppings and proceed with the environmental assessment.
In other action, the council approved the purchase of a new AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for use by Emergency Services. It was decided to purchase the unit with the ability to monitor and measure end tidal carbon dioxide. The extended warranty will not be purchased.
A work session, to review the annual audit, has been set for April 8 following the regular council meeting.