Multek employees ratify contract
Multek employees ratified their contract this morning. President of Unite Here local 1481, Sandy Rother, said everyone received a raise and an extra personal day. She added that there was no movement toward recognizing seniority or insurance cost freeze. She says overall, she’s pleased. The contract is for three years during which time, employees will continue to see timely raises and, Rother says, they’ll have a chance to build momentum to work on recognizing seniority and insurance freezes. The company also changed the classifications of some of the positions that require more skill. When all’s said and done, Rother said she “feels relief”.
Roberds Lake sewer project gets more grant money
The Rice County Board of Commissioners received a construction update on Roberds Lake subordinate service district. Bolten and Menk’s, John Peterson says most of the mainline is in. They’re putting in the grinder pump basins in yards which will be the most intrusive. Meter building is under construction and should be completed in a few weeks. Right now they have 169 residents that are fully committed to the new sewage system. However they recently received more grant money. They found they were eligible for a Principal Forgiveness grant for $740,000. That brings the average assessment down to under $10,000. Peterson says that will bring more residents on board to hook up.
Armstrong Road repair will cost more
Work on Armstrong Road in Dundas will begin in October and at an increased cost. Rice County engineer Dennis Luebbe said they estimated the job at $145,000, the lowest bid came in at $146,458 from Swenke Ims Contracting. The highest bid came in at well over $200,000. Luebbe says they’ll start the full week in October and expect it to complete the repair in 3 weeks. There were a total of 7 bids and all came in at over the estimated cost.
Costume Closet looking for your lightly used costumes
Northfield Public Schools Community Services is looking for donations of lightly used or new costumes for the 3rd annual Costume Closet. They’re looking for costumes for all ages and will also accept accessories. Drop off donations at Community Services on Jefferson Parkway by October 4th. The Costume Closet sale will be held on October 12th from 10 to noon at the Northfield Middle School media center. All proceeds benefit the youth scholarship program.
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