The city of Nashwauk tabled a bid for criminal legal services at its regular council meeting last week. The bid came from former city attorney John Dimich, who recently resigned from his administrative attorney duties with the city.
Dimich proposed providing criminal legal services to the city at a rate of $140/hour. His proposal, however, was put on hold after councilors noted that the city had received interest from the Itasca County Attorney’s Office for providing the same services.
The council tabled Dimich’s proposal and authorized seeking a bid from the Itasca County Attorney’s Office.
In other business, the council:
• Approved the minutes of the April 26 council meeting and April 27, 2016 assessments and classification meeting.
• Approved payment of bills as presented.
• Authorized keeping three new recruits to the city’s fire department.
• Authorized the mayor and council to attend Recharge the Range on June 6 in Chisholm.
• Authorized the American Legion to conduct a parade on May 30 from Third St. to Central Ave.
• Authorized NKHS students in grades 7-12 to participate in city-wide clean up during the month of May.
• Hired Marek Cobb, Paul Baldwin, Katie Peterson, Maegan Hoshal and Kelsey Kennedy as part-time casual laborers, contingent upon background checks and paperwork completion.
• Hired Lisa Engel as summer recreation director.
• Approved a donation to NKHS in the amount of $250 for clean up days.