by Dennis Dalman
Fifty more non-Sartell residents will be able to use the Sartell Compost Site for a fee during the rest of 2013.
A couple of years ago, there were requests from residents who do not live within the Sartell city boundary lines to use the compost site along CR 4. The council decided to allow up to 200 non-resident permits for that purpose either from neighboring cities or from people who live in LeSauk Township..
So far this year, that number was reached, and 200 permits were issued. The Sartell Public Works staff agreed raising the number of permits issued would be no problem so the city administrator suggested the limit for this year be 250 non-resident permits. The council agreed.
Later, the council can decide whether to have a new limit for 2014 or to expand the limit even further.
City residents pay $31 per year for a car-sticker compost-site permit. Non-city residents pay $61 for a permit. The permits can be purchased at Sartell City Hall or online at www.sartellmn.com.
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.