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East Grand Forks City Council OKs more pay, benefits

December 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The East Grand Forks City Council approved a compensation plan Tuesday for its non-union employees. The package includes a 1.8 percent salary increase and a 10 percent increase in the city’s share of health insurance costs. Continue Reading

East Grand Forks council OKs $1.5m pool repair

July 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The East Grand Forks City Council decided to take the plunge and approve a $1.5 million bid to renovate the city’s nearly 49-year-old outdoor swimming pool. Continue Reading

East Grand Forks council delays decision on pool bids

July 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

East Grand Forks residents will have to wait a little longer to find out if their outdoor swimming pool will be renovated. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to table consideration of construction bids for the pool renovation project until next Tuesday. Continue Reading

East Grand Forks residents rally to save pool

July 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

East Grand Forks residents met with city leaders on Thursday to determine what needs to be done to save the city pool, which was dealt a blow Tuesday when the City Council could not agree to spend nearly $2 million on needed repairs. Continue Reading

Pool repairs too rich for East Grand Forks council

July 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

At a minimum, the East Grand Forks outdoor swimming pool won’t be repaired before the summer of 2013. And, unless there’s a dramatic change in council members’ sentiment, a complete fix at any time is in doubt. Continue Reading

East Grand Forks council undecided on pool repairs

July 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

East Grand Forks City Council members weren’t quite ready Tuesday to dive into the deep end when it comes to the city’s swimming pool. A week earlier at a work session, they appeared ready to approve $1.5 million in repairs to the pool, which was built in 1963. Continue Reading

East Grand Forks council gives sewage project another go

June 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The East Grand Forks City Council voted Tuesday to seek a state grant that could fund a project to transfer city sewage to Grand Forks for treatment.
Under the terms of the grant, the state would pay half of the projects it selects to fund. The cost of connecting to the Grand Forks sewage system under the Red River is estimated at $8 million.
The deadline to apply is June 26. Continue Reading

East Grand Forks council considers renewed open talks with American Crystal executives

April 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Council members also approve plan to pave 14th Avenue SoutheastMike Pokrzywinski is calling for renewed open communications between East Grand Forks City Council members and American Crystal Sugar Co. executives.
At Tuesday’s council meeting, the alderman-at-large cited the routine of meeting with ACS officials twice a year to address concerns, often the local plant’s odor situation. However, he said, the most recent meeting was the first in a year and was private, with limited participation from both parties. Continue Reading

EGF city staff, leaders disagree on symbol for city

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A committee of employees and elected officials have spent months unsuccessfully trying to agree on a new logo for the city of East Grand Forks. To break the stalemate, they came to Tuesday’s City Council work session, seeking direction. They found none. Continue Reading

EGF CITY COUNCIL: Craig Buckalew to take over for the late Dick Grassel

March 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Unlike the succession procedure for a vacant U.S. presidency, East Grand Forks City Council Vice-President Craig Buckalew wasn’t guaranteed to move up to the president.
However, in a unanimous vote, Ward 3′s Buckalew was chosen Tuesday to take over as president for Dick Grassel, who died Feb. 28 after 22 years on the council. Continue Reading