A resolution allowing the use of public areas for expanded seating at restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic was passed Wednesday, May 27, at a special Perham City Council meeting.

The resolution will allow the Perham city manager and chief of police to start the paperwork and application processes for local restaurants to temporarily extend their patio seating or add outdoor seating. Applications and insurance sign-offs will be needed in order for restaurants to do this temporary outdoor explanation. Restaurants will also have to comply with all of the regulations set by the governor's executive order that will allow them to open in this manner come Monday, June 1.

Other business discussed at the May Committee of the Whole meeting:

  • The new playground equipment for East Park has been installed and is good to go.

  • Landmark Liquors’ sales saw an increase of 40.3% for the month of April, moving the year sales to date to an increase of 21.9%. Landmark Liquor hoodies are also now available and are on display in the store.

  • The library’s curbside pickup service is going well and the manner in which it is set up is within compliance of the governor’s executive orders.

  • A new nuance ordinance, which will more clearly define items such as what is considered to be a junk car, is underway. A public hearing for the new ordinance will be at a later date.

  • The Industrial Park Project is moving along as planned with the expansion of the walking trail by Perham Health as part of that project. Currently, the walking trail is seeing a lot of use as the weather improves.

  • R.L. Larson Excavating, the company handling the Industrial Park Project, will be correcting problems with last year's construction work.

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