Columbus news briefs for June 22, 2017

Julie Parent
Columbus Reporter
Cmdr. Bryon Fuerst from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office gave a quarterly update at the Columbus City Council meeting on June 14. According to Fuerst, there were 400 police calls in Columbus between Jan. 1 and the end of May. Many of these calls were for crashes, thefts and warrant arrests. Fuerst mentioned that the office has a drone that it has successfully used for search and rescue. He also said the office invited retirees to come to Legacy Day on June 14 so they could honor and thank them for their previous service.

There will be two public hearings at a meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Columbus City Hall, 16319 Kettle River Blvd. NE. One hearing will be held to consider the vacation of ponding and flowage and a portion of a drainage and utility easement on the Preiner Family Addition property. The Preiner Family intends to re-establish the required ponding and drainage and utility easements in the Preiner Family Addition Plat to comply with subdivision requirements.

The other hearing will be to consider vacating a portion of Humber Street Northeast for Construction Technology Inc. After adopting the resolution to set the hearing, Mayor David Povolny mentioned that the four existing Common Interest Community buildings are “a great asset to our community.”