City-wide mosquito spray set for Wednesday

Courtesy photo Huron Mayor Gary Harrington signed a proclamation Monday declaring May 26 and 27 as Poppy Days in Huron. With him is Sandra Mencke of the American Legion Auxiliary.

HURON — During public forum at Monday’s Huron City Commission meeting, Parks & Recreation director Chad Schroder informed the commission and the public that his department would be doing a spray for mosquitos throughout the city of Huron on Wednesday.

“Rain and wind are the things that can change those plans,” Schroder expressed, with Thursday set as a backup day if weather interferes on Wednesday.

A payment request was approved to Asphalt Paving and Materials Company in the amount of $585,648.17 for street milling and overlay that has been completed thus far.

Commissioners approved a quit claim deed, certificate of real estate value and resolution for the transfer of lot seven of Broadland Creek Industrial Park to Greater Huron Development Corporation (GHDC). GHDC CEO/President Ted Haeder told the commission that this land will be for the new senior living facility in town that will be comprised of 60 units. A groundbreaking is planned for May 31, and the construction will take approximately one year.

Commissioners also:
• Approved the proclamation for Poppy Days on May 26 and 27. Poppies will be available both days at Lewis Drug, Runnings, Coborns and Fair City Foods.
• Approved a special event on-sale alcoholic beverage license filed by Top Floor Events for a Chamber Mixer on June 13 at Premier Bankcard, 1000 18th St SW.
• Approved an employment agreement with Chad Borgan and authorize the mayor to sign.
• Approved the promotion of Carter Brotherton from Water-Sewer Maintenance Uncertified to Water-Sewer Maintenance 1.
• Corrected the start day for Information Technology Director Chad Borgan.
• Approved the hire of MaKiah Scheigert for the part-time year-round library clerk position.
• Approved the hire of two part-time seasonal positions for Parks & Rec and Splash Central.

City offices will be closed and there will be no meeting Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

The Solid Waste department announced that the rubble site will be closed on Saturday and Monday due to Memorial Day. Monday collections will be picked up on Wednesday, May 31, beginning at 6 a.m.