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County Board sets public hearing for proposed Tax Abatement policy


Fri, Jun 4th, 2004
Posted in Features

Mark Thein, who jointly serves as Fillmore County and Harmony Economic Develop-ment Authority (EDA) coordinator, Mike Bubany, of David Drown & Associates, and Jerome Illg, Harmony City Administrator, readdressed a proposed county tax abatement policy, Pay as You Go before the commissioners on Tuesday. Under Pay as You Go the developer is required to finance the project up front. As new homes are built, the city provides a tax break to the developer. There is only a minimum cost to the taxpayer and short-term limits, such as eight to ten years, can be implemented. This way the county and or city is at no risk-if houses arent developed. The abatement is limited to the increased value of property.

Bubany and Illg had met with the commissioners three weeks ago to outline the proposal. The county board, in general, liked the policy, but wished to send it to the Fillmore County EDA for a recommendation. At this second meeting, Thein stated the county EDA recommended approval on the policy.

The proposed resolution terms are as follows:

New construction not to exceed 75% of County abatable amount; duration not to exceed ten collections; Commissioners may limit and condition the abatement in any manner it deems appropriate; and in the case of Tax Abatement used to assist a housing project, any cooperating municipality must enter into an agreement prepared by the County Attorney that prevents the establishment of new Housing TIF District within the cooperating municipalitys corporate borders for the duration of the Tax Abatement period without prior written approval of the County Board.

The original abatable amount had been set at 100%, however Commissioner Chuck Amunrud requested it be dropped to the current 75%. He also asked that some withholding be determined in order that the county may recoup some of the expenses in implementing the program. The changes were approved. A Public Hearing will be held July 6 at 9:30 a.m. during the regular commissioners meeting

PC/Network Technician upgrade considered

Coordinator Karen Brown requested the board consider upgrading the PC/Network Technician Assistant from Gr. 5 to Gr. 13. She believes the actual work being completed has taken a much different path from the original job description. The large leap in grades came by way of reviewing other such comparable position and their salar .....
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Hinckley Holsteins

Fri, Jun 4th, 2004
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Not everyone can tell you the first day they started their current occupation, but Marlys Hinckley can. She can tell you that April 25, 1981 is the day that she and her husband, Dale, began their farming career together. Theyve never looked back. [Read the Rest]

Practice makes perfect

Fri, May 28th, 2004
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FORESTVILLE - Lucy strains at her leash, as she is eager to begin work. She has been waiting in her cage for a couple of hours. The waiting is routine for Lucy. Her handler, Marie Christianson, tries to calm the seven year old Golden Retriever as the ..... 
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Scenic tractor drive set for June 13

Fri, May 28th, 2004
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SPRING VALLEY - A long time interest in restoring vintage tractors has helped to bring about the first Fillmore County Scenic Tractor Drive.

Glen Van Grevenhof, a township employee, Joe Bezdicek, a retired Kingsland Ag instruct ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Phase one approved for well number 5

Fri, May 28th, 2004
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We gotta lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way! exclaimed Rushford city council member Ron Mireau as he urged action on proceeding with the well no. 5 project at the regular Rushford City Council meeting on May 24th. The proposed booster pum ..... 
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Theater Review: Commonweal launches surefire hit with Steel Magnolias

Fri, May 28th, 2004
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When it comes to finding a play that does it allmakes you laugh, cry, and ponder the meaning of lifeit probably doesnt get much better than Steel Magnolias, which opened May 22 at the Commonweal Theater in Lanesboro.

The p ..... 
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Commissioners have lengthy citizens input session

Fri, May 28th, 2004
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Long time Preston resident Richard Nelson addressed the county board during its monthly citizen input session on the areas local recreational trails, giving a brief background on the subject and how he sees it progressing. The project started in the ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board Report: Middle School staff host special units presentation

Fri, May 28th, 2004
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Since 1993, the Fillmore Central Middle School staff has hosted an Interdisciplinary Unit event. The length of the unit started out at two weeks and has gradually been shortened to four days. Topics include countries, wars, decade fashions and events ..... 
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The worse they look, the better I like it

Fri, May 28th, 2004
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Glen Van Grevenhofs brown eyes beamed with excitement and his voice took on a quality of respect while he described his love of restoring vintage tractors.

The worse they look, the better I like it, said Van Grevenhof as he p ..... 
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