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Mahnomen City Council Discusses Utility Rates; Approves Rezoning

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/7/19)

Mahnomen, MN -- The Mahnomen City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night this week. As the city is getting ready to start a multiphase, $12 million dollar water and sewer project, they had discussions about raising rates to help cover the costs. The rate increase proposal that the council is considering, according to Administrator Mitch Berg, would be minimal for the average user and more sizable for high usage customers.

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The Mahnomen City Council also had some discussion in regards to late fees on utility bills. Administrator Berg says it turns out the city has actually been charging less then what their ordinance says should be the late fee.

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And the council approved a rezoning for Valley United Bank, who is planning on building a new bank along Highway 59 next years.

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Berg also announced that Holiday Train will return to Mahnomen on December 13th. Plans are in the works for a tree lighting celebration and other fun events in conjunction with train’s visit on that day.