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City Council addresses light agenda in 35-minute meeting

A well-behaved Glencoe City Council meeting on June 18 was only 35 minutes in length — a seemingly immediate impact in efficiency and behavior, possibly correlated to a League of Minnesota Cities counseling session at the last Personnel and Legislative Committee meeting. Or, it could’ve been because the council didn’t have much to talk about.
At the meeting, the acceptance of 1128 Hennepin Ave. demolition bids was tabled, there was a second reading of an amendment to the city liquor ordinance, and the council decided to switch over from committee meetings to workshops.
1128 Hennepin Avenue demolition bids came in, and City Administrator Mark Larson said, “We were a little shocked,” by the estimates for the cost of the demolition. In giving an explanation, the council reiterated to each other that the reason for the extra cost is due to the building that’s sitting next to it — literally inches away from each other.
Larson suggested tabling the decision on the bid to have further discussions on why the price is so high, and to discuss how the city is going to pay for it. Typically, it would come out of the general fund, but the allocation may have to come from somewhere else due to the unexpected price. The council voted to wait and have discussions on the issue.
For more from the City Council meeting, see the June 20 print edition of The Chronicle.