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Peterson’s County 25 hearing draws full house


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

The County 25 assessment policy adopted in April and estimated assessments have gone out to property owners. Expected is a full reconstruction on the county state aid highway, including curb, gutter, catch basins, and sidewalks, as well as the water main on from Church Street to River Street. Additional portions of the project are also being considered, including work on the Church Street portion of County 25.

The city has a cooperative agreement with the county for 50 percent of the cost for curb, gutter, and sidewalks. The city will be covering the cost of the water main work. The city assessment calculation states 20 percent of street reconstruction to the abutting property owner, 30 percent of sidewalks and trails to the abutting property owner, and 100 percent of water main line service to the benefited property.

City Clerk Megan Grebe said she couldn’t stress enough that figures mailed out are only estimates. Engineers at SEH have based costs on a unit cost basis taking into account similar project costs to establish as accurate a price as possible. The biggest variables of the project are the county end, as they are leading the project and prices over the course of the coming year. A contingency is built into the project and while it was acknowledged that projects can go over cost, SEH is confident this will not. The scope of the project has already been reduced, but the city still needs to define the parameters of the project and it appears a good deal of that will be garnering public support.

Concerns over water main replacement included the determination that 100 percent of the service main is assessable to the property owner. It was noted that last winter, the city took responsibility for water main service in the event of freezing or breaking. The city maintains that the related policy was strictly written for freezing instances, but has noted it is not explicitly defined as such. The matter will need to be clarified by the council. Engineer David Strauss noted that in the instance of water service, cities are able to make a clear distinction of who benefits from it.

“You don’t have to do the job. You’re choosing to. You’re shoving it down our throats,” said resident Gary Quarve.

The city maintains there are no options for further overlayment of the road, which has led to substantial drainage issues. “The county is not going to allow an overlay,” noted Counci .....
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Legal Notice

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

notice of public hearing city of whalan, minnesota Notice is hereby given that the City of Whalan will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the city’s Town Hall at 5:00 p.m. regarding a Variance Permit for Garage (Demaray). For ..... 
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Legal Notice

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

notice of mortgage foreclosure sale DATE: August 7, 2014 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage: INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED 1. Date of Mortgage: February 27, 2009 2 ..... 
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Legal Notice

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

SUMMARY OF MINUTES August 26, 2014 COUNTY BOARD MEETING The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and st ..... 
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Legal Notice

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

SUMMARY OF MINUTES SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 COUNTY BOARD MEETING The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and ..... 
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MN/ISU Host Nutrient and Sand Management Field Day

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

Source: Steve Rischette, Houston County Extension Ag Assistant On Thursday, September 25, University of Minnesota Extension and Iowa State University Extension Outreach will jointly host a field day tour in SE MN focusing on nutrient management a ..... 
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Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

Class of 1946 holds reunion The Lanesboro High School Class of 1946 held their 68th year reunion, Aug. 12, 2014, at the Village Square in Fountain, Minn. Front row from left: Gordon Jensson, Chester Shattuck, Beatrice (Teigen) Burmeister, and A ..... 
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Birth Announcement

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

Adeline Jo Johnson Brothers Caden, Carson and Teigen are proud to welcome home their baby sister, Adeline Jo. Adeline Jo was born August 28, 2014 to Trinity and Emily Johnson of Peterson, Minn. She weighed 8 lbs. 9.2 oz. and measured 21.5 inches lo ..... 
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62nd Annual Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days never disappoints the large crowds that show up each year and this year was no exception with the streets of Mabel, Minn. full of area residents and visitors who experienced a weekend packed with fun. The 62nd annu ..... 
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