CHISHOLM, Minn. — An ATV license agreement, supporting the construction of 10 miles of ATV trail for the Chisholm trail system and
Northern Traxx ATV Club, was approved by the city council on Tuesday.
A similar agreement was approved by the council last November.
“I don’t think it changed a great deal,” said Mayor Mike Jugovich.
The agreement brought before the council Tuesday contained language changes, which according to City Administrator Mark Casey, were a result of concerns aired by Cliffs Natural Resources, majority owner of Hibbing Taconite.
The agreement states a portion of the trail will be constructed on properties owned and operated by the taconite company. It also identifies the company as the licensor.
“Taking into consideration their comments, it was rewritten and brought back before the council,” said Casey.
Members of the ATV Club was present at Tuesday’s meeting and agreed with Jugovich and Casey’s assessment of the situation.
In November, City Attorney Lou Cianni expressed concerns over indemnification provided to the mining company. Although it was not addressed at the meeting Tuesday, Cianni said Wednesday that those concerns remain.
The resolution was adopted unanimously.
Article: Chisholm Tribune Press