Monthly fee instead of $40 charge under discussion In late May, the City Council authorized Scott Huizenga, city administrator, to seek approval from Polk County to implement a service fee structure for the city’s Rescue Unit, which is operated through the Fire Department.
Pawlenty budget reduces state aid Predictably, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s proposed budget cuts Monday included sizeable reductions in aid to cities and counties.
Equally predictably, local government leaders are upset.
Officials in East Grand Forks, Minn., say the bill associated with the 2009 flood fight now totals more than $100,000. City Administrator Scott Huizenga says about 40 percent of the costs involves labor.
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