The Montevideo Veter­ans Home Project took another step forward at Monday evening’s city council meeting.

The Montevideo Veter­ans Home Project took another step forward at Monday evening’s city council meeting. Assistant City Manager Angie Steinbach discussed a resolution and declaration in connection with the land that the veterans home will be located on.

The City of Montevideo owns the land that the home will be located on, and the State of Minnesota has requested an option on the land in order to construct the veterans home.

The resolution states that “the city wishes to enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the use of the property in connection with the construction of a Veterans Home which will be owned by the State of Minnesota.”

The option agreement on the land was reviewed by attorneys for the city and the state, and has been mutually approved. The resolution and declaration were unanimously approved.

In other business, there was only one item on the consent agenda. The council considered payment of verified claims in the amount of $1,019,629.09. Some payments in excess of $2,000 were: $87,641.68 for liquor inventory, fees, and sales tax; $269,173.86 to R&G Construction for 2018’s tread and utility improvements; $8,810 for equipment for the Fire Dept.; $17,425.35 to Rodeberg & Berryman for engineering services; and $57,346.34 to Tostenson’s for September services.

The payment of verified claims was unanimously approved.

In general business, the council considered an approval to proceed with a grant application for MAP project #4.

The Montevideo Arts Project is requesting permission to proceed with a grant application to the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council for the North Downtown Staircase

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