Feb 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm
The grand forks city council got caught up in the discussion over a resolution of support for adding a bike-pedestrian structure outside the truss of the kennedy bridge last night. Several council members said they couldn’t support the resolution without first learning details of a mn-dot safety study. Transportation officials are looking at rehabbing or replacing the river crossing in 2016. m-p-o director earl haugen says without taking a strong stance the cateliver design may be dropped it as an option.
The council changed the resolution calling the outside structure the preferred alternative and requested mndot continue to study the option.
the price-tag for the catilever design is upwards of four-million dollars.
Do members of the grand forks city council deserve a pay raise? That’s something council president hal gershman would like to see addressed. Gershamn suggests a committee review the 52-hundred dollar a year stipend and come back with a recommendation.
the committee will also look at the compensation offered by other north dakota cities. Gershman who is not running for re-election says it would also be nice if members had some working space at city hall.