Life Looking Back for Feb. 8, 2013

Action delayed on resignation of Blaine councilman

An expected vacancy on the Blaine City Council, due to the resignation of Councilman Bill Seifert, failed to materialize at the last Blaine city council meeting, Jan. 18.

The resignation, submitted two weeks ago and effective Jan. 18, was considered via resolution for acceptance by the Council.

Mayor Roger Barnes and Councilman Don Knoll voted to adopt the resolution accepting Seifert’s resignation. Councilman Leo Anderson voted in opposition. Councilman Jim Gedney was absent due to the death of his mother.

– 40 years ago, Jan. 26, 1973


Blaine sets garbage rates

Blaine city council passed a resolution Thursday establishing garbage service rates for city residents effective April 1.

The city has changed its garbage contract to Walters Disposal Service and the new rate of $69.36 per unit per year will be billed on a quarterly basis of $17.33.

The new contract will provide for house pickup and large item pickup at the curb on a continuous basis.

The new rate will represent a slight decrease in cost to residents.

– 30 years ago, Jan. 28, 1983


District 11 faces $1.6 million deficit

Lean times could continue in the Anoka-Hennepin School District if preliminary 1993-94 budget projections hit their mark.

District 11 will most likely have to cut $1.6 million from its general fund budget, Roger Giroux, associate superintendent for planning and finance, told school board members Monday night.

– 20 years ago, Jan. 29, 1993


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson