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Willmar, Minn., City Council to meet Monday night

WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the chambers at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W.

The council will receive a presentation on the United Way from Renee Nolting, executive director of the United Way of West Central Minnesota.

The council will hold a hearing on a zoning ordinance amendment that would follow changes made in state statute regarding the destruction or damage of a nonconforming structure. City staff recommends the council adopt the ordinance.

The council will receive the report of the Aug. 13 Finance Committee meeting. The committee is recommending the council reallocate $55,000 in unspent salaries resulting from two employee vacancies to buy bullet-proof vests and rifles.

The council will also receive the report from the Aug. 16 Community Development Committee meeting.

In other business, the council will consider setting a hearing to assess unpaid weed and grass mowing costs on 17 properties, and will consider setting a hearing to assess the unpaid cost of removing garbage at two properties.