Nevis Mayor Jarod Senger resigns

Mayor Jarod Senger announced his resignation at Monday night’s Nevis City Council meeting, stating he is resigning because his job is taking his family out of the area. Council member Rich Johnson is the city’s assistant mayor. The council did not discuss an interim plan since the announcement came at the end of their meeting.

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Jarod Senger

The mayor position is up for election in November and only one candidate has filed, current council member Jeanne Thompson.

In other business, the council:


  • Approved the preliminary 2021 levy and city budget of $257,292. The general government portion of the levy is $102,509 followed by streets at $59,598, police at $54,830, parks with $21,455 and the fire department with $18,900.

  • Heard the Muskie Park playground installation is now complete and a small dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for donors will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5. “We are dedicating the playground to the class of 2020,” parks commissioner Sue Gray said. “The playground is done and being used.”

  • Approved the quote for an upgraded surveillance system at the municipal liquor store.

  • Approved purchasing a refurbished point-of-sale system for the municipal liquor store to replace the one was not working.

  • Set the city clean-up day for Oct. 10.

  • Approved a catering contract with an estimated 400 guests for the Nevis City Oktoberfest event Oct. 3.

  • Heard an update on the Nevis Women’s Club pollinator highway project grant application that has been submitted.

  • Approved Dawn Veit and Rich Johson as signers on the signature card at the city’s official depository.

Lorie Skarpness has lived in the Park Rapids area since 1997 and has been writing for the Park Rapids Enterprise since 2017. She enjoys writing features about the people and wildlife who call the north woods home.
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