Morris City Manager Blaine Hill. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

(Green Retreat) 11/16

Representatives of the Morris Model, Otter Tail Power Company, the University of Minnesota Morris, the Morris Schools, the City and County, and community members recently met for a multi-day summit on sustainability and green energy initiatives at Camp Ripley. Morris City Manager Blaine Hill told the KMRS Community Connection that the summit was intended for setting goals in a number of areas, including energy production and reduction, renewable energy, education, garbage disposal and transportation.

Hill was referred to the Denco II ethanol processing plant in Morris, which sees local farmers growing corn and bringing it in to make fuel. Hill also mentioned that the City is looking into electric busses for its future Morris Transit fleet. In related news, it was reported at this week’s Morris City Council meeting that October ridership for Morris Transit was 6,229m the highest October ridership in the transit service’s history.

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