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Hudson Common Council briefs: St. Croix EMS wage adjustment; Window replacement

The Hudson Common Council held its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 5.

St. Croix EMS

As it continues to look at how to improve its EMS services, the council approved a wage adjustment for St. Croix EMS. The adjustment includes night differentials and increased stipends of $3-8 for weekend shifts. The cost is not to exceed $1,800.

The council also approved remodeling the EMS facilities at city hall. The work includes improving sleeping and kitchen facilities. Total cost is not to exceed $5,000. Additionally, the council approved the purchase of replacement radios for the service, at a cost not to exceed $16,000. Several of the radios are more than 10 years old and lack features of the new system.

County library

During citizen comments, Paul Berning of the Hudson Area Library Board presented a resolution for the council to take a stand against St. Croix County Board of Supervisors voting in the past to not fund the Hudson library to the fullest and to request full funding.

On a separate agenda item, the council voted, as it has in the past, to request an exemption for the county library tax. The exemption is allowed if the operating expenditure of the public library is not less than the average of the previous three years.

Window replacement

The council awarded a contract to replace windows at city hall to Derrick Construction for $76,700. The bid was the lowest that still had the required certifications. The bid is for the first phase, which will cover the third floor.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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