City to mark property lines along riverfront pathwayThe city of Hudson will pay $3,500 to have a surveyor mark the boundary of a pedestrian pathway from Lakefront Park to St. Croix Street. Auth Consulting & Associates will do the work, which will involve retracing and re-staking boundaries established in a previous survey.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
The city of Hudson will pay $3,500 to have a surveyor mark the boundary of a pedestrian pathway from Lakefront Park to St. Croix Street.
The City Council approved the action at its Sept. 17 meeting as part of its consent agenda. Auth Consulting & Associates will do the work, which will involve retracing and re-staking boundaries established in a previous survey.
The city property between Lakefront Park and St. Croix Street has attracted attention over the past year as the council debated what to do about privately-owned river docks located on it.
In August, the council voted to order that the docks be removed by Oct. 1.
In the Finance Committee meeting that preceded council meeting, Public Works and Parks Director Tom Zeuli said it would be helpful for both the city and homeowners to know where the property lines are.
Zeuli said it would assist the city in maintaining the pathway property.
He said he received only the price quote from Auth, but that the firm has done previous surveying in the area and has some of the needed documentation.
@t:Santa Claus may be arriving at a different spot in downtown Hudson this year as the result of the closure of the Stillwater Lift Bridge for repairs.
Alderperson Mary Yacoub asked for the approval of the Light-up Night set for the Friday after Thanksgiving to be pulled from the consent agenda.
When the item came up for discussion later in the meeting, she noted that traffic on Second Street has increased because of the bridge closing and suggested that an alternate spot be found for Santa’s arrival.
Yacoub and Alderperson Randy Morrissette said they had heard complaints about traffic being delayed by the Hudson High School homecoming parade on Second Street.
The request for closure of Second Street between Walnut and Vine streets from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, was referred back to the Public Safety Committee for reconsideration.