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Grand Marais plans to expand Climate Action Plan coordinator position

The Grand Marais Climate Action Plan was adopted by the city on June 26, 2019. Image courtesy of the city
The Grand Marais Climate Action Plan was adopted by the city on June 26, 2019. Image courtesy of the city

At the upcoming Wednesday, December 11 meeting of the Grand Marais City Council, the city will have a discussion of changes to the structure of its Climate Action Plan. The council meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with a time for public comment. 

The city and the Public Utilities Commission worked with Shane Steele as a contractor in 2018 – 2019. According to the city, his 400 hours of work to develop the city's Climate Action Plan were supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation. The grant has come to an end, but the city has submitted a grant request for another two years. The city is waiting to learn if the funding will be received.

In the meantime, the Public Utilities Commission would like to see the city revise the Climate Action Plan coordinator to become a fulltime job, with the city picking up more of the cost for that position, approximately $25,000.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence learns more in this interview. 

To learn more about the city’s Climate Action plan, which was adopted in June 2017, click here.

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