Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Grinder Pumps on-site

The Grinder Pumps that are to be installed as part of the Cemetery Road waste water project are on-site but have not been installed yet. I took a picture of these pumps to illustrate just how much storage capacity these pumps have. The entire pump is installed below ground with an "access" to the top for any needed maintenance. The mechanical parts of the pump once installed are designed to be able to be replaced within an hour to get the system back up and running.

Ten Grinder Pumps waiting to be installed

Thank You Ryan

Ryan Christensen had to resign his position on the Council because he is moving to Kasson. There were two strong candidates that came forward to fill Ryan's vacancy. Ms Fernandez and Mr Nash. Luke Nash was appointed last night to fill Ryan's seat, but we are working with Ms Fernandez to utilize her talents to help our community. In recognition for his service and dedication to the City of Mantorville, I presented Ryan Christensen, with a certificate of appreciation. I have included that certificate below. Thank you again Ryan and good luck on your next adventure.

Former Mayor rejoins Mantorville City Council

Luke Nash, a former Mayor of the City of Mantorville has been appointed to fill a seat vacated by Ryan Christensen. Council member Christensen is moving to Kasson and had to resign his position on the City Council. I presented Mr. Christensen with a certificate of appreciation last night prior to Mr. Nash's appointment. Luke has a a large breadth of experience with how the City of Mantorville runs and I know he will be a great addition to our council.

Arbor Day Celebration

The City of Mantorville, received it's official "Tree City" plaque last week. City staff is looking at sign locations to announce that our City has this designation. The program asks that those cities with this designation, plant 2 trees a year and the City of Mantorville will be doing a planting in recognition of Arbor day in Dennison field at 2:00 pm this Friday.

Emerald Ash Bore - Treatment

The City of Mantorville is treating some of our Ash Trees to prevent infestation by the Emerald Ash Bore that has been affecting our State in recent years. The company that is treating up to 17 of our trees said that any private property owner that would like to treat their trees at the same time, would be eligible for a discount for this service. Anyone that would like additional information about this discount should contact City Hall.