Willmar council to act Monday on polling places, judges
WILLMAR--With fewer than 40 days until Election Day, the Willmar City Council when it meets Monday night will designate the polling locations for the general election and will consider the appointment of election judges.
WILLMAR-With fewer than 40 days until Election Day, the Willmar City Council when it meets Monday night will designate the polling locations for the general election and will consider the appointment of election judges.
While the council had approved the polling places for both the primary and general election in June, one of the polling sites, First Baptist Church, has changed its name to Refuge Church. This requires the council to approve a new resolution. There are three voting locations in each of the four wards in town.
There are 75 individuals listed as potential election judges for the council to appoint. Most of the polling locations will have six judges.
In other business to be conducted Monday, the council's Labor Committee has recommended the City Council approve the hiring of Bridget Buckingham for the position of human resources director. An interview committee met with six candidates and narrowed the field down to two. The consensus of the interview committee was to offer the position to Buckingham. The council will consider the hiring at the council meeting.
The council will also conduct two public hearings Monday night. The first is dealing with the the Minnesota State Fire Code, which the council will consider adopting. The second hearing is the continuation of a hearing last council meeting about special assessments at Oslo Meadow.
The council agenda includes the consideration of the Willmar Municipal Utilities 2017 proposed budget, finalization of 2016 street financing and consideration of funding for the local option sales tax brochure.
The council will also decide whether to apply for a Bremer Grant for the destination playground and accept a grant from Blue Cross/Blue Shield for water safety efforts.
The council meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday in the council chambers at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W.