The next meeting of the Ogilvie City Council is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at The Ogilvie City Hall at 102 N Hill Ave, Ogilvie.  

Tremendous months for liquor sales

The city of Ogilvie’s municipal bar and liquor store, Tower Bar, had a tremendous month in October. 

The Tower Bar earned more in revenue than in any other month in 2021, and more than $5,000 more than in August, the second-largest earning month this year. 

Mayor Mark Nilson attributed the continued success of the liquor store to summer and autumn traffic, reopening of the kitchen for meals and specials the liquor store offers. 

“It’s not any one thing,” Nilson said. “The liquor store is just doing really good business.”

Bar Manager/City Clerk Heather Heins said, “The liquor store is doing well in both the bar and off sale. The kitchen is starting to pick up after being closed for several months due to lack of staff. The new cook who we’ve hired for our kitchen has come up with great specials. Our employees are doing a great job and have definitely helped with this turn around. Most liquor establishments I believe have had record sales after COVID.” 

Lions Club funds firefighting equipment

The Ogilvie Lions Club donated $9,850 to the Ogilvie Fire Department. The donation will help them purchase a break-away air hook-up; air compressor; seven air masks; two pike pokes; a drywall cutter; and 10 5-gallon poly grass fire tanks. The Ogilvie Lions raise the funds through charitable gambling at various locations in Kanabec County. 

Ogilvie prepares for snow

The Ogilvie City Council entered two agreements for snow plowing. Mike’s Lawn Service will be responsible for plowing sidewalks and spaces surrounding fire hydrants at a cost of $941.67 monthly. Stafford Trucking will plow roads and streets from December through March, charging $4,000 to keep equipment at the ready in town. Stafford will also be paid from $95 to $140 per hour, depending on the equipment used.

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