McGregor fall clean-up to include shred event

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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

McGregor’s fall clean-up, held in October, will include shredding services this year. A company from Dubuque will come to the community for a two-hour event, shredding important or confidential documents brought in by residents.

The cost for the event will be $540, said city administrator Lynette Sander, speaking to the council at its Aug. 17 meeting. She said the city of Marquette has expressed interest in co-oping with McGregor, which would allow the communities to split the cost, at $270 apiece, if Marquette decides to proceed.

The city has never tried a shred event before, so “it’s worth a try to see how it works,” said mayor Harold Brooks.

Deer hunt

The council discussed having a deer hunt in town, which would allow people to bow hunt with a permit, beginning with the 2017 archery season. 

The main hindrance is the lack of property to hunt on, Brooks said.

“Everywhere is state property,” councilman Joe Muehlbauer added.

Councilman Charlie Carroll agreed the amount of state-owned land was an issue, noting, “What good is us having an ordinance if the DNR doesn’t participate?”

Sander said she would check with the DNR to learn if hunting would be allowed on state property within the city.

“If they’re on board, we’re on board,” Brooks said.

Friends Helping Friends event

The council approved a request by Mar-Mac Friends Helping Friends to use Triangle Park and close A Street by Uncle Sam’s Saloon for its annual 5K walk/run on Saturday, Sept. 17. This year’s event will take place in the evening, at 5 p.m., followed by a meal and auction at 6 p.m. and street dance beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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