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Breitung buys new truck

Stephanie Ukkola
Posted 10/23/20

SOUDAN- At a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Breitung Town Board approved purchasing a new “cardinal red” 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 pickup truck for $33,000 from Ranger Chevrolet in …

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Breitung buys new truck

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SOUDAN- At a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Breitung Town Board approved purchasing a new “cardinal red” 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 pickup truck for $33,000 from Ranger Chevrolet in Hibbing. The additional truck was purchased to place maintenance staff in separate vehicles for COVID-19 safety, and it will be used for plowing and general use.
Chairman Tim Tomsich reported that he met with Tower Mayor Orlyn Kringstad, airport director John Burgess, and residents Dan Mobilia and Dave Pollock, who have raised concerns about noise levels and frequency of seaplane traffic near their homes. Burgess said there is a recommended flight path to alleviate noise concerns, but many airport users are unaware of it. He will discuss it with the FAA and put up a sign.
The board selected two applicants to interview for the maintenance assistant position. Interviews will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 and a decision will be made at the next regular meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 27 at noon, pending background checks.
The board approved adding four additional election judges due to COVID-19, including one whose sole responsibility will be sanitation.
The board made a pre-application for CBDG grant funding for infrastructure repairs and cleaning.

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