by EMILY SCHNACKY
Resolution authorizing a contract with Morton International Inc., Morton salt
division, for the purchase and delivery of road salt for the 2010‐2011 season
(October‐April) at a total amount of $772,808.85 by Councilor Gauthier, Public
Works and Utilities. This was removed. Concerned citizen Saunders spoke about
the environment and how salt run off is harming the environment and trout in
streams in particular. Looking into this more and how salt does harm the
environment would make an interesting story especially to the city of Duluth
because of the large amount of salt that is used every winter. Looking into possible
alternatives and substitutes to salt would make an interesting story idea. Even
though the council did pass this unanimously they showed signs of concern.
Possible sources to contact would be Morton International Inc., citizen Saunders, an
environmental research facility, and former records to show how much salt has
been used in previous years would be essential to this story.