By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

During the Bagley City Council meeting on April 1, Fire Chief Jeremy Cooper informed the council of plans to bring back the Bagley tradition of a summer street dance.

“All the proceeds are going to go specifically to our firehouse project…we’re shooting for July 20. River Ruckus went away, it’s now at Adventureland, so we decided that we’d try to fill that gap,” said Cooper. “We are looking at also doing a barbecue competition.”

Cooper said the preliminary plan is to charge around $10, which will include all-you-can-eat barbecue and admission to the dance.

Cooper said the recent spring pancake breakfast fundraiser was a success.

“We had a great turnout for that. We estimate probably close to 200 people. We want to thank everybody that came out or donated,” Cooper said.

Cooper also noted that Guthrie County is no longer under a burn ban, but he added that everyone still needs to use caution when having a fire.

Prior to the regular council meeting, a public hearing was held regarding the city’s proposed property tax levy. Mayor Glen Foresman pointed out that the city’s levy rate has dropped, but that overall assessed valuations have increased. No citizens voiced questions or concerns during the public hearing.

The council formally approved the city’s property tax levy for fiscal year 2024-2025. The 2024-2025 budget is set for consideration and possible approval at 6 p.m. on April 22.

The council also approved a plan to combine all of the city’s checking accounts into one account.

The next regular meeting of the council will be Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. The public is welcome.