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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

In a 4-1 Vote Roadblocks Will Stay in Mitchell

MITCHELL - (February 7, 2022) - In a 4-1 vote with Nathan Jenkins being the only "No" vote and the Mitchell City Council voted to continue to allow roadblocks. Jenkins wanted to put a stop to the practice.

However, many organizations from the Kiwanis Club, Lions, Club and Mitchell Marlins swim club were some of the organizations who requested the council to keep the roadblocks in place.


Many of the organizations took a huge hit in revenue during the pandemic. With some of the organizations they feared they would have to discontinue programing if the roadblocks were no longer available.

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" I am very pleased with the outcome with tonight's vote. The Mitchell Marlins have done this for many years it has been a backbone of how we pay for things, and give back to our community," said Adriene Lipp, Mitchell Marlins.

In other business:

  • Approved Eric Curtis as the Community Grant inspector for the grant program underway. Applications are still being reviewed at this time. Curtis will be paid approximately $600 for each unit that is approved for the program. He will be paid $350 for each pre-inspection, $200 for each final inspection, and $50 an hour for any work done outside the original contract.

  • Approved the invoices and quotes with the APRA money

  • Addressed concerns around 13th and Main Streets by placing " No Parking" or yellow stripping around the area where customers are angle parking and causing traffic issues. Council members will reach out to the business to help them resolve the issue.

  • The Mitchell City Council also approved the Juneeth Holiday to the calendar.

The next city council will be March 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.

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