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HL's sidewalks repaired to make them safer
Dec. 15, 2014

By Tara Mathews
Staff writer

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Repairs to some Howard Lake city sidewalks that the council approved in November have been completed.

Some citizens had voiced concerns over the trip hazards in the 7th Street, and St. James Lutheran Church and School areas.

Citizens had fallen due to the rough sidewalks, according to City Administrator Jennifer Nash.

“One lady had fallen in front of St. James School and had a bruised eye,” she said.

The parking lot between city hall and the fire department were creating an issue for city staff during snow removal times, as well.

“The work between the two city buildings will help to prevent damage to city equipment when snow is removed,” Nash stated.

Howard Lake City Council approved a quote from Precision Cutting of New London to complete the repairs for $2,151.

Precision Cutting spent the week of Dec. 1 through Dec. 5 grinding away hazards and completing repairs.

For those curious about the result, check out the entrance to city hall where the ramp up to the door is now angled and smooth, instead of uneven and jagged,” Nash commented.

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