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Sheriff Connolly resigns


Fri, Feb 11th, 2005
Posted in Features

Fillmore County Sheriff Jim Connolly offered his resignation to the board to be effective April 29, 2005. Chairman Amunrud thanked him for his long service of 32 years, 16 of which he served as sheriff. Sheriff Connolly thanked his staff for their support during his years in office. Connolly’s term is set to expire in January of 2007. Connolly recommended to the commissioners that his chief deputy Daryl Jensen be appointed to complete his term. The board accepted Connolly’s resignation and appointed Daryl Jensen to be county sheriff effective April 29, 2005.

Tax Abatement for Harmony Development

Mike Bubany of David Drown and Associates contributed more information about the proposed tax abatement for the city of Harmony for the Lutes-Scrabeck First Addition Project. Bubany noted that he was aware that the county commissioners would be more comfortable giving their final approval for the project after the city of Harmony gives their final approval. Mr. Bubany made clear that with the property tax abatement plan neither the city nor the county can be left ‘on the hook’ if the project fails. In the past Harmony has provided a cash subsidy worth 50% of the cost of public improvements to encourage development. This practice has been found to be too burdensome to taxpayers especially ‘if the subdivision was slow to develop new tax base.’ Perhaps one negative for the city is that it gives up some of its power with the tax abatement plan. With this cooperative tax abatement between Harmony and Fillmore County, there is a requirement of county approval. The county board will also have veto power over future TIFs for Harmony housing development. Fillmore County first made it their policy to offer tax abatements for housing projects in July 2002.

A public hearing was scheduled during the board meeting on this issue, but no citizens appeared and none had given any written comment.

Bubany emphasized that with the tax abatement the risk was totally on the developer. It is expected that the developer will invest $300,000 to develop 14 lots for single family homes. The lots will be sold for $21,000 per lot. The developer will get tax abatements that will not exceed $150,000 total. The 14 homes are expected to have an average taxable market value of $140,000 each. The abatements will accumulate for the developer only after each housing unit is built. If the development fails to meet pr .....
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Hearing set for Lutes-Scrabeck project

Fri, Feb 11th, 2005
Posted in Features

On Tuesday night, February 8, the Harmony City Council authorized their city attorney to begin drafting the development agreement for the Lutes-Scrabeck First Addition project. They also set a public hearing for March 8 on the matter.

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Fillmore County District Court: Wykoff woman charged with manufacture of methamphetamine

Fri, Feb 11th, 2005
Posted in Features

Pamela Sue Burns, 55, of Wykoff, was charged in Fillmore County District Court on Monday, February 7, with six felony counts related to the manufacture of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor charge of obstructing the legal process.

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Preston City Council Report: Police office expansion

Fri, Feb 11th, 2005
Posted in Features

A proposal for an expansion of the police office at city hall was approved at the Monday, February 7, council meeting. City Administrator Joe Hoffman described the size limitations of the city police office that only has space enough for one desk. Pr ..... 
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Commonweal’s “The Wild Duck” explores the nature of truth

Fri, Feb 11th, 2005
Posted in Features

Know a dirty little secret about someone that you’re just dying to tell?

Are you sometimes tempted to blab things because, you tell yourself, the truth should be known, regardless?

Before you tell your next ..... 
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R-P School Board discusses facilities at special meeting

Fri, Feb 4th, 2005
Posted in Features

The R-P school board met Monday, January 31, in a working session they’d set up to discuss the issue of facilities.

Board chair Jim Kitchens expressed his hope that the group could come to consensus and offer some direction to S ..... 
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The search for perfect snow

Fri, Feb 4th, 2005
Posted in Features

Judging by the meltdown from white to grizzle, this will be another imperfect winter. Warm temperatures, unseasonable rain, snowmobiles, 4-wheelers and skiers gobble up cross-country tracks. Ski enthusiasts are reminded that the search for perfect sn ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court: Escapee returns to Fillmore County to face 1999 charges

Fri, Feb 4th, 2005
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Ronnie LeRoy Snyder, 38, Calmar, Iowa, was charged in Fillmore County District Court on Monday, January 31, 2005, with several felony charges dating back to 1999. Snyder, who was recently serving time in other states, was released to Fillmore County ..... 
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Commissioners endorse AMC transportation plan

Fri, Feb 4th, 2005
Posted in Features

The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) has instituted a set of funding proposals for investment in rural and urban highways within the state. The county board passed a resolution in support of these proposals including a gas tax increase of five ..... 
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