The Hazen City Commission unanimously agreed to purchase land just north of Hazen for relocation of the city’s tree and grass disposal site at its regular meeting Jan. 3 at Hazen City Hall. The city purchased about 1.9 acres total along County Road 18 about one mile north of Cenex from Jonathan Heine for $10,000. The city will fence in about 1.48 acres for the grass and tree site, while the remaining 0.41 acres will be used by Mercer County as a road right-of-way easement.
Road Department issues were once again the topic of heated words and outspoken arguments when the Mercer County Commission met for its second December meeting.
Construction is planned this winter on a rail-to-truck transload site along the railroad tracks in Stanton.
In preparation for the 2012 election year, the Hazen City Commission must either re-enter a joint agreement with Mercer County or plan to have a polling site in Hazen before Jan. 1, 2012.
A handful of people turned out to express their concerns over the proposed relocation of the city’s grass and tree dump site at the Hazen City Commission meeting Monday at Hazen City Hall.