Elk River will back up St. Francis inspector

The city of Elk River has agreed to provide backup building inspection services for the city of St. Francis.

The city of St. Francis had approached Elk River, seeking an agreement so Elk River could provide building inspection-related services in the absence of the St. Francis building official.

St. Francis will pay Elk River $50 per hour plus mileage.

The Elk River City Council approved the agreement unanimously June 17.