|5/21/2021 1:19:00 PM|
Taylors Falls gets
more patrol hours
The Taylors Falls City Council looked into options for enhancing law enforcement coverage after expressing some dissatisfaction with the patrol agreement with the county sheriff for this year. The action last week was to draft a new services contract going up to 40 hours weekly, from the 36 hours currently.
Cost to expand the hours is about $8,000, which will come out of the city General Fund this year. Taylors Falls is one of the cities that hires specific patrol time through the sheriff’s office rather than fund a municipal department. The cities of Stacy, Rush City, Center City and Shafer also contract for county personnel.
The city council also approved a Short Term Rental status for the home at 467 River Street.
The property has been an AirBNB type use for several years. and recently came under new ownership. William and Danette McCarthy are working with the city to resolve issues connected to garbage hauling and parking concerns.
The council also authorized a prairie restoration project for the overlook on the north end of town.
The firefighters did a controlled burn last week to start prepping the land for seeding. Prairie Restorations Inc. of Princeton is contracted for $2,500 for the first phases.