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City enters into unique agreement for grinding services


After the loss of an expensive piece of equipment at the landfill this summer, the city has made an agreement with a local businessman, which it believes will be beneficial to both entities.

The idea for this arrangement came out of the city’s budget workshops. City workers discussed the cost of purchasing a new grinder to turn scrap wood into mulch, because the old one had burnt out. This grinder would cost the city around $300,000.

“During those discussions is when Mr. (B.J.) Raffelson approached the city about entering into a contract with him to provide grinding services if we coul...

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