If Xcel Energy won't pay for the $656,000 project, the city will borrow money to pay for it, rather than place a surcharge on the bills of Mankato's Xcel customers.
Property Owers Will Be Assessed For Costs
The city council also approved the preliminary assessment list for the Madison Avenue Project. Property owners will be assessed over $1.067 million dollars.
Assessments range from a couple hundred dollars to over $40,000. They can be paid off over 10 to 15 years installments at 4% interest.
Roundabout Part Of Stadium Road Realingment Project
The city of Mankato will partner with Blue Earth County's planned realignment of a portion of Stadium Road that includes a roundabout at the intersection with Victory Drive.
The city's share of the $2.8 million dollar project will be $600,000.
Mankato Police Cruisers Will Have A New Look
Mankato Police will soon have a new look when they are on patrol.
The city council has approved the purchase of 10, 2012 Ford Police Interceptor Crossovers to replace the Crown Victoria's that Ford no longer makes. It's a police version of a Ford Explorer. Fully equipped, the vehicles will cost just over $29,000 a piece.
PHOTO: Above is an example of what the new patrol vehicles will look like.