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Houghton City Council Meeting Recap 3-25-15

The City of Houghton is pleased with the job City Manager Eric Waara has been doing.  So much so, they gave him a raise following a very favorable review of the manager’s first year.

Mayor Pro-Tem Robert Megowen said Waara has done well filling the shoes of long-time city manager Scott MacInnes.

The 5 percent raise will be retroactive to Waara’s anniversary start date of February 2nd.

The recent sloppy snow will make pot holes harder to spot.

The fluctuating temperatures we’ve experienced this Spring will undoubtedly lead to more gigantic holes in the road.

Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says they have been trying something new to fill them and getting good results.

If you think just because it hasn’t been as cold recently as it was in February that you no longer need to leave a faucet running to prevent your pipes from freezing up, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says think again.

Waara says the City of Houghton will contact those on their Let-Run list when it is safe to stop leaving a faucet on.

Kestner Waterfront Park will be getting some new benches and playground equipment this year.

The Houghton City Council approved expenditures of $7,000 for park benches and $15,000 for little kid-friendly playground equipment.

With the Thursday evening concerts being moved from the downtown area to the park this summer, the council felt the upgrades would be a welcome sight to visitors.

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