Upsala City Council Briefs

Other business that came before the Upsala City Council Monday included:

•Hearing that Marlene Soltis is offering 17.95 acres at the southwest corner of the city for sale to the city for $5,500 per acre ($98,725), offering to let the city make five annual payments with no interest. The county has valued that parcel of land at $63,100;

• Approving a resolution for the sale of $320,000 in general obligation utility revenue refunding bonds. “(Our financial adviser) David Drown did the work on this,” said Mayor Rollie Johnson. “It will save the city $16,000 per year;”

• Approving a lease renewal for Toning Plus at $200 per month;

• Approving a lease renewal for the Community Center at zero dollars. “They pay the utilities,” Johnson said;

• Approving the receipt of grant dollars from Morrison County for the annual Clean-Up Day and Recycling Program, set for June 7;

• Approving the posting of the city’s clerk-treasurer position now that interim clerk-treasurer Reva Mische’s internship time is nearly over;

• Offering congratulations to Upsala wrestler Mitch Lange for his first-place state title at 160 pounds; and

• Approving exempt permits for St. Mary’s Church to hold ham bingo April 6 and turkey bingo Oct. 26.

The next Upsala City Council meeting will be Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.