Willmar mayor to give state of the city address at Monday's city council meeting

Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin will give the annual state of the city address at Monday's council meeting. Also on the agenda is the public hearing for the redistricting of the city's council wards and a presentation on the upcoming U.S. Highway 12 project.

Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin
Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin will give the annual state of the city address at Monday's Willmar City Council meeting.
Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune file photo

WILLMAR — The annual state of the city address will be given by Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin during Monday's meeting of the Willmar City Council.

The mayor gives the address every year, looking back at the year past, and forward into coming months.

The council meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the board chambers of the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building.

Prior to Calvin's address, a public hearing will be held on the city's proposed redistricting of the city council wards. Following the 10-year census, the city must redistribute the population as evenly as possible across the city's wards. Following the hearing, the council will consider introducing the ordinance to repeal the existing ward boundaries and establish the new ones. A public hearing on the ordinance will be scheduled for March 22.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8 will give a presentation on the preliminary design for the upcoming U.S. Highway 12 pavement rehabilitation project and traffic study. The project will be from just west of 11th Street Southwest to 6th Street Southeast. The road could go from a four-lane divided highway to a three-lane, with one of the lanes being a dedicated left-turn lane for traffic in both directions.


Also on the agenda will be consideration of a professional services agreement for the airport automated weather observation station relocation project; approval of final plans and authorization to go out for bids for the airport apron expansion project; and approval to apply for a Department of Natural Resources trail grant to help fund improvements to the Glacial Lakes Trailhead near the Willmar Civic Center.

The full council agenda can be found on the city's website at

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email or direct 320-214-4373.

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