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Glencoe City Council: Lincoln Park, other work moving along

The Glencoe City Council heard updates on the city’s three big summer projects at the regular Monday night meeting.
Airport runway
The Council voted to accept the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for the Glencoe Municipal Airport taxiway construction project as soon as it has been officially awarded. Though U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson announced the grant was approved, it has not officially been awarded to the city yet.
The FAA grant awarded just under $1.8 million to the project, covering 90 percent of the cost. The remaining cost will be divided between the city and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Each of these will pay $89,945 for the project.
The cost of the project includes construction of the 3,300 foot taxiway, the rehabilitation of 6,030 square yards of existing pavement and the acquisition of half an acre of land.
City Administrator Mark Larson said the construction dates have changed. The subcontractor Knife River is not available to start immediately, so construction will being mid-August. Larson said the project could be running against the clock, with only about two months before winter begins.
Lincoln Park project
The Council also heard an update on the Lincoln Park project.
The first phase of the project is coming to completion and phase two should begin soon. The streets have been moved up to grade and paving crews will be working next week. Larson said the project seems to be moving along well now.
Mayor Randy Wilson noted that denying the extension to the company appears to have been effective.
The Oak Leaf Campground project is also moving along nicely, the Council heard.
The plumbers, construction and electrician will complete their final inspections on Thursday and Friday of this week.
Park Superintendent Mike Drew said the projects should be finished in a week and a half or two weeks.

For more from the meeting, see the July 22 print edition of The Chronicle.