Koreen Thompson of Wildwood Montessori School in Montevideo gave a presentation at the city council meeting on Monday evening. Wild­wood, which opened earlier this year, uses a different approach to education.

Koreen Thompson of Wildwood Montessori School in Montevideo gave a presentation at the city council meeting on Monday evening. Wild­wood, which opened earlier this year, uses a different approach to education.

Thompson describe what their school does and how the program is different from the traditional public school system of education. Children ages 0-6 can attend Wildwood, and the school focuses on enriching their developmental skills.

Only one item was up for consideration on the consent agenda. The council approved the payment of verified claims for the period ending December 15, 2017, in the amount of $251,308.53.

Under general business, the council discussed a request by Dr. Steven Beals to add a non-ADA (Americans with Dis­abilities Act) compliant ramp/curb cut in front of Beals Optometry.

Currently, people in wheelchairs have to go to either end of the block to access ramps to the sidewalk.

Some concerns raised by members of the council are that the proposed ramp will not be ADA compliant, other businesses along main street could make the same request, and would such a ramp become a trap for snow or a trip hazard.

After discussing the matter, the council directed the city attorney to look at all possible options in regards to the issue.

The council next discussed, reviewed, and adopted the City of montevideo’s Water Emergency and Conservation Plan. The Minnesota Depart­ment of Natural Resources approved the city’s plan, contingent on four concerns that need to be addressed by the city.

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