Parcel split, collective bargaining agreements, thanking Rachel Lankton, upcoming public hearing
Houghton City Council, June 23, 2021
Houghton’s City Council meeting was pretty quiet this week, but there were a couple of items of note.
During City Manager Eric Waara’s report, he covered ongoing construction and beautification projects in the city, an update on pier funding, and possible futures for the city center building.
During the Police Chief’s report, he gave an update on calls and accidents, officer training, and the department’s work toward upgrading their body mics and in-car cameras.
Among other things under “New Business” on the agenda, the board approved a parcel split of “Lot D” of the proposed future development along Canal Road.
They also voted to approve new collective bargaining agreements with the Department of Public Works and police unions, as well as an updated agreement for non-union and non-contract employees.
The board also reviewed the Personnel Committee’s review of Waara’s performance. He got a raise.
The council also scheduled a public hearing for a rezoning ordinance for parcels of land along Canal Road near the mouth of Coles Creek for their next meeting, July 14.
And finally, they honored former Councilor Rachel Langkton with a round of applause and cake to go around.