New police captain, Nature Center master plan on council agenda

Published 9:55 am Saturday, May 4, 2019

A pinning ceremony for new Austin Police Capt. Todd Clennon will be held during the Austin City Council’s next regular meeting on Monday.

Clennon, who has been a detective with the Austin Police Department for several years, assumed the role of captain on Monday. He is replacing Austin Police Chief David McKichan, who held the title of captain before his promotion to chief.

The council will also receive bids for street reconstruction work at Oakland Place Southeast, intersection improvements at Fourth Avenue and Fourth Street Northeast and sanitary sewer work at Bandshell Park during the meeting.

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Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Naturalist Luke Reese and Park and Recreation Director Kevin Nelson will discuss the Nature Center’s master plan during the council’s work session. The master plan is the next step in the Nature Center’s goal of being recognized as a Regionally Significant Park by the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission.

The council will also continue discussing its goals for 2019 during the work session.

The council’s next regular meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6, in the City Council Chambers in the basement of City Hall. The work session will be held in the Council Chambers following the meeting.

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