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The Cannon Falls City Council unanimously approved WHKS Engineering to seek bids for the 2021 mill and overlay project during their meeting on March 16.

The streets the city has identified in need of updating are:

  • West Mill Street from Fourth Street west to the bridge

  • Parkway Lane and Parkway Court

  • Woodridge Drive

  • Evergreen Drive from Washington Street to Ridgecrest Drive

The total cost identified by WHKS is $170,000 for the construction and $10,000 for the firm’s engineering fees. 

Cannon Falls Public Works Director Danny Howard pointed out the $180,000 would be $30,000 over budget. 

City Administrator Neil Jensen said the city should seek quotes from companies to see what kind of a price they could realistically get. 

Last year, the city had a project that originally was going to be expensive, but ended up $30,000 under the estimate. 

As result, the city was able to get more done, Jensen said. 

Once the city has quotes from construction companies, the city can make the decision of committing to all of the projects or part of the projects listed.

There is no timetable for when the projects will begin at this time.

In other council news:

  • A pinning ceremony for Officers Joseph Bond and Michael Truax. Bond joined the department in late January and Truax joined on March 8. 

  • The city approved listing two part-time paramedic positions for the ambulance department. 

  • Cannon Falls Historical Society President Steve Dabelow said during a presentation that $15,000 was donated to the repainting of the White House.

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