"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 289 | 290 | 291 | 292 | 293 | > | >>

Mausts sue city of Preston over second permit application


Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
Posted in Features

On December 23, attorneys for Bob and Elaine Maust filed a petition in Fillmore County District Court asking the court to intervene and grant a writ of mandamus ordering the city of Preston to give the Mausts and Heartland Energy & Recycling a building permit that was denied on November 3.

The court ruled in favor of the Mausts in a similar suit. Judge James Fabian found that there was no basis in the city ordinance to deny the Mausts a building permit which was applied for in September. On December 5, the city of Preston implemented the court order by issuing the permit.

On November 3, the Preston City Council denied the Mausts a building permit for the second phase of development. Maust contends in the suit filed last week that the same legal arguments apply as in the previous suit: that their application for the building permit complies with the Preston zoning ordinance and that the reasons given for denial were the same as those Judge Fabian rejected previously.

In the suit, the Mausts also contend that the interim moratorium ordinance enacted by the Preston city council on November 18 is invalid because the city failed to follow state mandated procedures for the amendment of zoning ordinances. The petition states that the enactment of the ordinance by the city was done solely to “delay or prevent construction of the Heartland facility.

The suit asks the court to grant a writ of mandamus ordering the city to grant the building permit. It also seeks damages, costs, attorney fees, and any other relief the court should grant.

Judge James Fabian has been assigned the case although no court date has been scheduled.

Fillmore County District Court

Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
Posted in Features

Felony Charges

•Christian George Andersen, 31, of Spring Valley was charged with two felony counts of first degree driving while impaired. According to the criminal complaint, Anderson drove a vehicle into a ditch in Forestville ..... 
[Read the Rest]

2003 in review

Fri, Dec 26th, 2003
Posted in Features

Editor’s note: The Journal looked at what newsmakers in Fillmore County said over the past year as a way to profile the year 2003. From the pages of the Fillmore County Journal, here’s what was said on a range of topics:

“You’ve ..... 
[Read the Rest]

County Board gives drivers license bureau back to state

Fri, Dec 26th, 2003
Posted in Features

“We need to make a decision because of remodeling,” stated Auditor/Treasurer Philip Burkholder as he addressed Commissioners on Tuesday over the fate of the Driver License Bureau. Because of courthouse remodeling, the Audit/Treasurer’s Department wil ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford City Council Report: Serious year end financial decisions for Rushford City Council

Fri, Dec 26th, 2003
Posted in Features

Christmas mirth was missing from the regular Rushford City Council meeting on December 22 as the council somberly considered financial concerns of the city. Dennie Darr, local businessman, addressed the council on his concerns about his increased com ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Dealing with loss during the holidays

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
Posted in Features

Sixteen years ago, my family faced a holiday season like none other. My dad had died suddenly in October, and the last thing any of us felt like doing was the normal holiday preparation.  Mom asked me almost immediately if I ..... 
[Read the Rest]

County Board reviews EDA plan

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
Posted in Features

Mark Thein, Economic Development Authority (EDA) presented the 2003 annual report and the proposed 2004 work plan. EDA’s goal is to help cities and townships utilize their resources by either encouraging the growth of existing businesses and/or helpi ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Fillmore County District Court

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
Posted in Features

Felony Charges  Brent Stephen Eisenman, 18, of Spring Valley, was charged in Fillmore County District Court on Monday with one count of felony theft. According to the criminal complaint, Eisenman stole money from a locked fil ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Preston City Council Report: Heartland denied more building permits

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
Posted in Features

Monday evening the sidewalks and roads were slippery and hazardous, so too were the actions of the Preston City Council in its ongoing struggle with Heartland Energy and Recycling. The council chamber was again full to capacity, but only six citizens ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 289 | 290 | 291 | 292 | 293 | > | >>