Perham agrees to police contract with Ottertail
The Perham City Council approved an agreement to provide limited police services with the city of Ottertail at the regular meeting on Monday night.
The enforcement will be limited to helping with local ordinances, such as nuisance violations, according to City Manager Jonathan Smith.
Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby told the council he doesn't foresee it being used very often.
After the Ottertail City Council deems something a nuisance, then the Perham police will follow through with a citation.
"It's not day to day," Hoaby said. "More so for major things they want corrected."
Any calls or requests for police services in Ottertail will be handled by Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department, according to the agreement.
"The county is still the lead law enforcement agent," Smith said.
The city of Ottertail will pay $75 for each hour of service conducted by the Perham Police Department, according to the agreement.
In other city news
• The council approved a bond purchase and project loan agreement for the clean water state revolving fund loan to finance the 2019 street and utility reconstruction project.
• The council approved the preparation of a preliminary engineering report for industrial park improvements.
• County 8 will remain open to traffic over the summer, but will close for a week after Labor Day for a final paving.
• Concrete construction is nearing completion on the Second Avenue Southwest project. Paving will follow in the next couple of weeks.