By David Tuma, Publisher
Mary Ruth Briggs Library in Morgan’s Point received a major donation when Ronda Barnes donated 2,500 books to the library. This announcement was made at the council meeting. A budget amendment was passed approving an irrigation system for the Community Center. The irrigation system at the building was aging and not working properly. Cost of the project is $7,600.
Waste Management is raising rates by 2.46 percent. Garbage collection will be $15.13 a month. The rates are part of the yearly contract with the MPR.
After the fire at Oakmont Park, the city of MPR began a series of improvements. The community was approved as a Firewise USA Community last December. Victoria Cruz made a presentation of what that involves at the council meeting. From the home to communities dealing with wildfire the National Fire Protection Association has a variety of information for residents visit nfpa.org.
Timberlake subdivision near the public safety property is in the planning process. Paving of the streets in the exclusive Camp Kachina Subdivision begins this week. Work on the backflow project for water lines has begun. Work should be completed in August.
The MPR Fire Department responded to 69 calls in May. Lake traffic and rising temperatures increased the number of calls. The MPR Police Department responded to 1,696 calls in May. No homes or businesses were broken into. Eight arrests were made. Code enforcement corrected one violation in May. For the year they have corrected 10 of 241 reports.