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•Agreed to re-examine a previous decision to drop out of the Wright County Economic Development Partnership. Director Ted LaFrance spoke before the council, imploring members to once again weigh the organization’s benefits against the cost, which is $525 annually, plus 10 cents per capita.
•Approved the transfer of the VFW’s liquor license to Harnanan Heeralall, owner of HH Meats Deli & Catering, Inc.
•The City of Maple Lake has stepped up to reimburse residents over the past year for several mistakes that led to extra costs for residents during the effort to inspect properties for drainage or sewer line issues.
•Agreed to close portions of Birch and Division streets for an open house celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Maple Lake Fire Department.
•Awarded bids for the 2012 Street Maintenance Project. City Engineer Phil Gravel said of the three bids received for the project, the low bid of $134,470 came from Mid-Minnesota Hot Mix. He said the bid was higher than the estimate for the project, but it was still within the amount of funding available. In addition, the project will include the repair of cracks on some of the city trails, with about $5,000 for that project to come out of the city park fund.
•Approved a charitable gambling permit for the Maple Lake Lions at “The V, by HH,” the new business operating in the former VFW facility on Highway 55. City Clerk Linda Hruby said the site would be in addition to the Lions’ gambling operations at Madigan’s Pub and Grill.
•Approved an amended
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