BLAIR – The Blair City Council approved five new members to the Blair Volunteer Fire Department – Edgar Dishong, Patrick Jenny, Cody Camenzind, Darris Wipf, and Brice Beckman. The Blight and Substandard study of the Dana Campus property, now owned by Angels’ Share, has been completed. The City council requested the City Planning Commission to review the study and make a decision at their next meeting March 6th. Improvements to the sanitary sewers on 13th and Park street were approved. The 13th Street project is expected to be done by August 1st, and the Park street project by October. The City council also approved the purchase of a Hydraulic Excavator and Water Valve Exercise Unit. The purchase is under budget and will save the city the $2000 a week to rent the equipment.