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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Current conditions allow Devils Lake to delay mosquito spraying

  • The Devils Lake City Commission opted at its Monday night meeting to delay a scheduled mosquito spraying set for two weeks from now due to current conditions and a relatively low mosquito population.


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  • The Devils Lake City Commission opted at its Monday night meeting to delay a scheduled mosquito spraying set for two weeks from now due to current conditions and a relatively low mosquito population. The move would save the city $7,000. Director of Public Works Myron Aseleson said that should conditions change that would increase mosquito growth the city could reschedule the spraying on relatively short notice.
    Commission members discussed approving an agreement for a land option for landfill expansion west of the current landfill site and voted to approve the agreement. Concern was expressed about the need to move 30,000 to 35,000 cubic yards of material to complete the expansion, citing the the poor condition of some roads in the area. Bids will open for the expansion in mid-July.
    The commission moved to proceed with a lawsuit against DHL Leasing to expedite reimbursement to the city for repairing two traffic lights on Highways 19 and 20  that were damaged March 25, 2012, when a truck driver struck them. The city is looking to obtain some $36,000 to pay for the cost incurred for repairs.
    Fire Chief Jim Moen reported the fire department recently purchased and received new state-of-the-art self contained breathing apparatuses, which will assist the department's ability to provide proper medical assistance during fire calls.
    The city will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 26, to give the oath of office to re-elected commission members, at which time they will discuss funding for several road projects, including improvements to 3rd and 7th streets, as well as the development of roads near the new Stoneridge development.
    The commission meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the city offices building.
    Lisa Jager can be reached at reporter@devilslakejournal.com or 701-662-2127.
     

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