City resident questions street repairs after fall, injury

Mike Bellmore, Features Editor
Rose Armstrong was at the city commission Monday to question street repairs in the city after tripping in a hole this summer and fracturing a wrist.

A Devils Lake woman appeared in front of the city commission Monday evening to question street conditions and repairs.

Rose Armstrong told the commission she fell in a hole on a street this summer and sustained a broken wrist, which required an operation.

The street she was injured on  was Walnut Street and Eighth Ave.

Mayor Dick Johnson asked Public Works Director Myron Asleson if something could be done.

“We can fix it now and maybe make a more permanent solution next summer,” Asleson said.

Asleson also told the commission the city is not responsible for the maintenance of  mail boxes and newspaper boxes in front of homes.

In other business, a public hearing for the 2011 city budget drew no objections and it was approved.

City Engineer Mike Grafsgaard gave an update on where the city stands on Phase I of the dike project.

An estimate of a possible completion date of next summer was given.

The city also approved a request from Everett Rance to move a house into the Roundhouse Addition on the West side.

The city also approved a contract with Bill Fahey of Northland Securities for a bond issue.

Fire Chief Jim Moe gave a report from his department on the Haz-Mat exercises held at Camp Grafton.

The city also is set to appoint a member to the Airport Authority.

There was also no objection to a public hearing to review a request for a change in zoning from commercial highway to light industrial  to allow construction of a building on Lot 9, Block 2, Railroad Sub Replat.

The commission also approved a proclamation for Red Ribbon Week.

The commission also approved a change order for Industrial Builders Inc. for a welcome sign, approved payment of Estimate No. 11 for Bergstrom Electric Inc.  work at the water treatment plant, approved payment of estimate No. 7 for Custom Air Inc. for the water treatment plant, approved payment of estimate No. 12 for PKG Contracting Inc. for water treatment plant, approved a memorandum of understanding between the city and Mercy Hospital and approved a Williston Basin Pipeline easement on airport property.