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Manhattan Beach: Council to decide future road grading needs

Echo Journal file photo.

The Manhattan Beach City Council discussed the frequency of road grading in the city during its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 5, at city hall. Council member Janis Allen was absent.

Mayor Paul Allen expressed concern that Wannebo Excavating had been grading roads without city approval, according to unapproved draft meeting minutes. He suggested that the council instruct Wannebo Excavating not to grade the roads without prior instruction.

Council member Barb Hanson-Wannebo suggested that all council members should drive the roads quarterly and decide whether they need grading.

Council member Betty Worts said the city can't have unnecessary grading, but also can't leave road problems unattended.

The city clerk will notify Wannebo Excavating that in the future, the city will decide when the roads will be graded.

In other business, the council:

• Voted to get an electrician to fix the heat in city hall.

• Appointed Mitch Brinks as the city's wetland delineator because the Crow Wing County Soil and Water District no longer offers this service. The council also signed the services agreement.