Houghton City Council tentatively approves triathlon proposal
Houghton City Council regular meeting, June 9, 2021
The full video of the council meeting is below, as well as a link to the agenda and information packet. A brief description of the meeting with links to bookmarked parts of the video is also included.
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The Houghton City Council gave tentative approval to a triathlon honoring Verna Mize that was proposed during the public comment section.
Public hearings for the annual budget and capital improvement plan were mostly uneventful.
City Manager Eric Waara’s report to the council included updates about ongoing projects in the Public Works Department (they’re busy), ongoing construction in the city (it’s going to be a while), the flags in Veteran’s Park (they’re fine), the miner statue’s restoration (it’s back!), and more. As usual, he concluded with 10 good things in the city.
Police Chief John Donnelly reported on local police activity. He said the arrest and citation numbers were getting back to what they were before the pandemic.
The items under ‘New Business’ were all approved, including matching funds for new fire department equipment.
During the councilors closing comments, Councilor Mike Needham asked for an update on the pier construction project. It’s moving forward, but the timeline is getting tight.