LITTLE FALLS - The Little Falls City Council on Monday accepted City Administrator Richard Carlson's resignation.
Carlson, who announced his resignation last week, has taken an administrative position with the Peace Corps in southern Africa. His last day with the city will be May 25.
Council member Michael Doucette said he is sad to see Carlson leave, but he understands.
The council plans to interview three search firms to help in its search for a new city administrator: Brimeyer Group, Inc., Hopkins; Sathe Executive Search Firm, St. Louis Park; and Bob Reinitz, Little Falls.
In other business, the council heard a request from Brian Sampair of Suburban Mobile Home Park to apply for a Federal Emergency Management Administration grant to construct a tornado shelter. The park currently uses the Little Falls Community High School as a shelter.
Carlson said the school district will allow the park to use the school for the rest of the year. The council took no action on the request, and it plans to discuss it at its next planning meeting.
Agreed to transfer $10,000 from the tourism fund to the Tourism and Convention Bureau to develop a Web site for the city.
Heard the economic impact from Camp Ripley on Little Falls and the surrounding areas, which was reported at $184 million in 2006.
Camp Ripley also reported that 11,869 Minnesota National Guard soldiers have been deployed overseas since after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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