Red Wing City Council briefsBriefs from the Oct. 25 meeting.
By: Jon Swedien, The Republican Eagle
Council smiles on green steps program
Red Wing City Council Monday voiced support for a Sustainability Commission proposal to enter Minnesota's Green Steps Program. The program outlines sustainable practices that cities can adopt. Sustainability commission member Marilyn Meinke said the program is flexible and won't force the council to adopt policies.
Council approves new stop sign
Red Wing City Council Monday approved a new stop sign at Frances and Hallquist avenues.
City ups cost of fire service for nearby townships.
Red Wing City officials will ask for more money from Wacouta and Diamond Bluff for fire and ambulance services next year. The city is proposing to increase Wacouta's bill from $26,300 to $51,500 and Diamond Bluff's bill from $20,600 to $41,600.
For more on this story see Saturday's edition of the R-E.
Council extends cable franchise
Red Wing City Council Monday approved a measure that will extend Charter Communications cable franchise with the city to February. Both sides are currently in negotiations for a new contract.
Monday's Red Wing City Council meeting went into closed session after two hours. The council strategized for upcoming contract negotiations with the city's unions. Council member Carol Duff was absent.