MAYOR STAINBROOK HOPES JOINT MEETING OF COUNCIL, CHEDA CAN SOLIDIFY ABILITY TO WORK TOGETHER

The Crookston City Council will have a joint Ways & Means Committee meeting with the Crookston Housing and Economic Development Authority (CHEDA) Board on Tuesday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Crookston High School Auditorium. The meeting agenda lists the lone item as a discussion on governmental entity collaboration, and Mayor Dale Stainbrook, who organized the joint meeting, said the focus will include working together, operations, and management. “It’s a governmental entity collaboration discussion,” said Stainbrook. “And then, some operations and management. I guess you’ll have to come to the meeting to find out what’s going on.”

Although he said he didn’t want to get into details when pressed further Stainbrook said the focus is on being on the same page and working together better. “I don’t want to get into detail right now,” said Stainbrook. “I have a list of things. It’s to try to work better together. There are things in the past, and we all need to be on the same page, and that’s kind of where it’s at.”

Stainbrook added he thinks potential candidates for the City Administrator position might see some of the past dirt between the city and CHEDA when looking at the city, and it’s important to show they are now working together. “I’m sure you’ve heard through the grapevine about future potential candidates for administrator,” said Stainbrook. “They don’t pull up the good stuff. They pull up the dirt. We have to show potential candidates that we are working together basically.”