Isanti Mayor George Wimmer proclaimed the week of Oct. 22-28 will be observed as Minnesota Manufacturer’s Week in Isanti.
In Isanti, manufacturing businesses employ 292 people, approximately 20 percent of all jobs located within the city, the proclamation reads.
The week recognizes the manufacturing industry as a dynamic part of the state’s economy.
“Promotion of this sector’s strength, success and high quality of life is an integral part of Minnesota’s economic development strategy,” Wimmer read during the Isanti City Council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 2. “Manufacturing provides high skill, high wage jobs which significantly contribute to Minnesota’s high standard of living and economic vitality.”
The manufacturing industry has the second largest total payroll among business sectors in the state, providing $16.4 billion in wages, and produces $37 billion for the state economy.
Manufactured exports brought over $18.4 billion into the Minnesota economy in 2011.
In other action, the council:
• Approved a contract with Team Transport Towing for towing services. The towing fee is $100, with an additional $25 between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. If winching is required, the fee is $75 per 15 minute increments. Storage is $20 per day, and roadside assistance including jump starts, tire changes, lockouts and fuel delivery is $50.
• Approved a resolution accepting an outdoor storage remedy for 1 Enterprise Avenue NE, including the removal of two trailers and installation of a six-foot chain-link fence with woven slats along the north and west sides of the storage area to meet the requirements of a screening fence.
• Approved a resolution to order a public hearing for abatement of the property located at 611 Dogwood Street SW.