June 25, 2016
We are approaching the fourth of July, I hope everyone celebrates our independence and remember the ultimate price that has already been paid for us each to enjoy our liberties and freedoms we have today. We saw Britain also assert it's own freedom this past week and voted to leave the European Union. We congratulate the people of Britain for their bold and unprecedented decision.
The Mantorville Economic Development Authority (EDA) has two additional opening for EDA commissioners. Those interested in helping with tourism, bike trails or promoting businesses within our community are encouraged to fill out an application at City Hall.
The Stage Coach Days committee is looking for people interested in helping out with next years planning and execution for the 2017 event. This event has really taken off in the last few years and this is an exciting time to be part of the group that helps organize this each year.
Some people have asked about the plans for 5th street, what is going on with CR12 and what is happening with HW 57. Fifth street is still in the works for later in the fall. The road will be rebuilt between Mantor drive and past Bergmann. This rework is a complete rebuild of the road bed and the road itself. The trail is going to be a separate project and most likely will not occur in parallel with the new road work. The county is working on reducing the grade on 12, this involves lowering the top of the fill and additional landscaping. This work will help with winter driving, provide an improved bike path along that section of road and improve over-all safety of the HW57 12 intersection. The County is also working on an ADA compliant sidewalk along the east side of HW57. This will involve the removal the existing historic wall, reworking the original lime stone and rebuilding the wall with the original stone work.
The city is working with the City of Kasson and the Minnesota Pollution Control agency. Once all the permits have been granted both Kasson and Mantorville will be cleared to begin construction. Mantorville is currently planning on a fall construction for our portion of the project with flow starting possibly in January. This continues to be a developing project and I will keep everyone posted when new developments arise.
New Ice Cream truck and Hot Dog Vendor were approved by the city council and I know the Ice Cream truck is already making rounds. The City has reviewed the permits and licenses of each of these businesses and have been provided with everything needed to confirm compliance with both state laws and local ordinances.
Happy Fourth of July.
Yours in service,
Mayor - City of Mantorville