The town is doing some spring cleaning, both indoors and out, with a variety of office furnishings and equipment going up for tender on the town’s website, along with some items at the Public Works shop and items from one property the town now owns due to tax arrears.
As for outdoors, the whole community is welcome to get on board with community cleanup month, May 1 to 31. For those disposing of appliances containing Freon, they can do it without charge at the Elk Point transfer stationand others operated by the town and County of St. Paul all month long.
The annual back alley pickup of large garbage items by the Public Works department is scheduled for May 11, 12 and 13, and while regulations surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic must be followed, residents are encouraged to tidy their yards and alleyways, to pick up garbage and recyclables when they go out for a walk, and even offer assistance to the elderly or disabled to clean up their yards as well.
Three additional motions came out of the April Public Works meeting for council’s approval, one of them to enter into a short-term franchise agreement with Alta Gas. Approval was given to direct administration to write to the County of St. Paul requesting an employee for Saturdays from June 1 to Oct. 31 at the Elk Point Transfer Station, at their cost.
Council also passed a motion advising MPE Engineering that the Inter Municipal Stormwater Management Master Plan has been approved as presented and council identified the drainage along Railway Avenue and three culverts as the first priority for further engineering and construction. Administration has been asked to notify the town’s partner in this project, the County of St Paul in this regard.
Gwozdz provided council with the first quarter update on the Strategic Plan and Tactical Plan, and indicated that a number of items had been checked off the list.
Council reviewed and approved the Emergency Management Committee’s infections control policy.