City Council news: Intersection to be redone

The Princeton City Council conducted the following business at its Jan. 8 meeting. Written by Joel Stottrup.


The planned reconstruction of Rum River Drive from the roundabout northwest to Highway 169 this year will include the redoing of the 15th Street-Rum River Drive intersection on the city’s north end.

City Administrator Mark Karnowski told the council that it will result in “cleaning up” that particular intersection, which now has driveways connecting Rum River Drive and 15th Street North at an angle. The plan will be to have an intersection that is more perpendicular, according to Karnowski.

Acting mayor

The council appointed Victoria Hallin to be the acting mayor in 2015, to carry out the business of the mayor should the mayor be absent.

Liaison appointments

The council agreed to the following council member liaison appointments for 2015 in which the liaison attends meetings of board/commissions to be knowledgeable about their business:

–Jules Zimmer: Princeton Area Library Society, the Mille Lacs County Historical Society, and the Park Board.

–Thom Walker: Airport Board, Economic Development Authority, and the East Central Regional Development Commission.

–Dick Dobson: Princeton Public Utilities Commission and Tree Board.

–Victoria Hallin: East Central Cable TV Commission, Princeton Housing and Redevelopment Authority, EDA, and Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce.

–Mayor Paul Whitcomb: Fire Advisory Board.

Annual designations

The council passed a resolution for a number of designations for 2015, including designating the Princeton Union-Eagle as the official city newspaper. The council designated the following financial institutions as depositories for city funds with the condition that each must have collateral equal to 110 percent of the deposit: Bremer Bank (Princeton), Peoples Bank of Commerce (Princeton), Spire Financial (Princeton), US Bank (Princeton), Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Sherburne State Bank (Princeton), Citi Smith Barney, Edward Jones, RBC Dain Rauscher.