Some are wondering if once-a-month curbside pickup by the City is enough

    Should City of Crookston Public Works crews go around town and pick up residents’ plastic blue recycling bins more than once a month, as they have for years?

    That’s the primary reason Crookston City Council members and Mayor Wayne Melbye, at their Ways & Means Committee meeting Monday evening are going to revisit the City’s recycling program. In a memo to council members in advance of the meeting, City Administrator Shannon Stassen indicates that the matter is on the agenda because a request has been made to review the City’s recycling program. Specifically, he adds, council members are being asked to consider possibly having the blue bins picked up at curbsides more than once a month.

    Other items of note on the committee’s agenda include:

    • The meeting will open with a closed session, allowed by statute, to discuss the potential sale of property. Council members and CHEDA Executive Director Craig Hoiseth for some time have been discussing potential transactions involving various parcels in the community, whether it involves the City and/or CHEDA selling property or buying it. Properties in play have included the Downtown Square parcel, and the “Colborn Property” located on Crookston’s southern edge.

    • The Crookston Farmers Market Association will present to the committee in advance of a summer that will feature “Crookston’s Marketplace” Thursday evenings at Downtown Square from June through September. It’s not known if the stakeholders will be making any requests of the council as part of the new initiative.