Swanville engineer proposes cost of Berkey Avenue North project

For several months, the details and the possible cost of completing the Berkey Avenue North development project have been discussed by the Swanville City Council.

Tuesday, Council members were presented with a probably cost by City Engineer Mark Hallen. The project is to make way for Tim and Linda Dally of Sauk Centre to build a housing development on the corner lot of Springbrook Drive and First Street, County Road 102/ Cable Road in Swanville.

The cost for the 32-foot wide with curb and gutter and 625-foot long project is estimated to cost $265,000.

The city has not yet been approved for a bond, but will be seeking one.

Swanville City Council Briefs

In other business Tuesday, the Swanville City Council:

  • Adopted a resolution for the Berkey Avenue North project as a tax increment (TIF) district;
  • Heard from Mayor Sandy Lange that the purchase agreement with Tim and Linda Dally has been delayed to April 1, due to the fact that the final plat has not been done yet. The city is waiting for Morrison County to make the final corrections;
  • Approved the Swans Baseball team to sell beer at its home games. The beer is sold through Red’s Irish Pub’s liquor license. The Council discussed the importance of ensuring that customers are carded to prevent any alcohol to be sold to those who are under 21;
  • Approved a land use permit for Harvey Johnson to build a 12-foot by 24-foot addition to his garage;
  • Approved a donation of $20,000 from the Swanville Lions Club;
  • Discussed that Minnesota Power will begin to replace the street lights with LED lights;
  • Tabled a decision on the estimated cost of $800 for a railing for the Senior Center to possibly look into a cheaper alternative;
  • Set the city cleanup day for May 6, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; and
  • Discussed the invoice of $19,408.22 from Levin Electric in Long Prairie. Levin Electric did electrical work for the city at the city park building.

The Swanville City Council’s next regular meeting will be Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the Swanville Center.