Resident requests North Kato council to consider pool covers as a better option for safety

By |2018-07-24T14:37:40-05:00July 24th, 2018|

North Mankato is considering changes to current regulations when it comes to safety measures surrounding in-ground swimming pools after a resident requested the issue be reviewed. Current code requires pools to be enclosed by a six-foot fence, but Bryan Sowers said he is looking for residents to have the option of an ASTM certified automatic pool cover instead.  "The fence still has the risk because it's open. If you have a pool cover it's open as well and ASTM goes so far as to say, in the cases since 2015 when this technology became available and they changed the code, the [...]

Saint Peter, Nicollet County working to expand parking near courthouse

By |2018-03-19T16:53:52-05:00March 19th, 2018|

Nicollet County is in the process of expanding parking options at the courthouse in Saint Peter. The City Council has already approved the partial vacation of the Myrtle Street right-of-way to South Front Street. Two residential properties on the east side of South Front Street have been demolished to make way for the new parking lot that will provide approximately 40 to 50 new parking stalls. Community Development Director Russ Wille says the City recognizes the area is congested with parked cars. "Myrtle Street leads to no where out into the flood plain, so it really doesn't provide any connectivity or [...]

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