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Preston City Council Report: Parking and speed limits dominate meeting


Mon, Jul 26th, 2004
Posted in Features

Finding a parking spot was not a problem when I arrived for the Preston City Council meeting Monday evening. Therefore, it was no surprise that the city council had little business on their docket and nothing controversial. Citizens in attendance numbered only nine; the room was as spare with people as the agenda was with business.

Council members had not had an opportunity prior to the meeting to review the minutes for the June 28, 2004, “special meeting” or the last regular meeting. Any corrections or changes to those minutes will be discussed and acted upon at the next meeting.

Parking

Pat Grebin and Joanne Szuch made a request for a “30-minute” parking sign to be placed in front of their sandwich shop. Pat explained that people with courthouse business park in front of their sandwich shop all day. The shop’s heaviest business hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. She pointed out that their customers come and go, as they do not have a sit-down business. The suggestion was for a limited “30 minute” parking for a few hours during lunch time.

Councilman Steve Knoepke expressed concern about other businesses coming in one at a time asking for the same consideration for their customers. City Attorney Corson suggested that all the business people on that street should be contacted. Mayor Pechulis requested that City Administrator Hoffman research the ordinances and check with the businesses about the possibility of a “30-minute” limit for the whole street.

Speed Limits

A resolution was approved which requested that MnDot reduce the speed limit on Highway 52 from Township Road 241 near NAPA to the east side of Pleasant Street. The Ethanol Plant has expanded operations and greatly increased truck traffic since the last request was made to lower speed limits. MnDot had turned down a request by the city of Preston in 2001. The resolution asks for a speed limit of 45 mph from “241” to Chatfield Street and a speed of 30 mph from Chatfield Street to the east side of Pleasant Street.

Joe Hoffman expects the resolution to trigger a speed study by MnDot. MnDot does intend to improve the visibility at the Pro-Corn intersection with the completion of the Highway 52 project. The resolution was approved and will be sent to MnDot and to both the State House and Senate.

Lanesboro City Council Report: Wagner and City petition jointly for property detachment

Mon, Jul 26th, 2004
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Jim Wagner returned to the Lanesboro City Council meeting Monday night, July 19, to inquire on the progress made by the city in setting up rural and urban districts in the city since his petition for detachment on June 7th. City Administrator Bobbi T ..... 
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Journal Opinion: JOBZ - Election 2004 - Fair - Quote of the Week

Mon, Jul 26th, 2004
Posted in Features

In approving JOBZ for Heartland on Tuesday night in a 4 to 2 vote, some members of the Fillmore Central School Board were quick to point out that “this is about jobs.” In theory, jobs lead to families in our towns and new students in our schools. Whe ..... 
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2004 Fillmore County Fair results

Wed, Jul 21st, 2004
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Ambassador Results from General Project

Judging and Poultry Show

July 21, 2004

Aerospace  Champion ReAnna Clark Rural Rookies  Reserv ..... 
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Harmony City Council Report: Council passes Minnowa rezoning measure

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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HARMONY - At the Harmony Council meeting on Tuesday, July 13, Council member Gerald Shuck cast the deciding vote to rezone part of Outlot A from residential to industrial for Minnowa Construction. Shuck joined council members Mark McKay and David Kin ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Rushford Campground bathrooms get green light

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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RUSHFORD - At their regular July 12 meeting, the Rushford City Council authorized staff to proceed with getting a general contractor to draw up plans for new bathrooms at the campground. MNDOT recently remitted $13,800 for a small piece of land and t ..... 
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County Board takes no action on Heartland request

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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The Fillmore County Board sent a quiet message to the Heartland folks at their Tuesday, July 13, meeting: “We’ll deal with you in our own good time.”

The board decided not to put Heartland’s JOBZ issue on their upcoming July 27 ..... 
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Journal Opinion: 2004 presidential tickets – a battle of balanced opposites; Quote of the week

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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SALT LAKE CITY - So the stage is set for the presidential campaign.  It’s a pair of Kennedy-style liberals against a brace of diehard conservatives. Both pairs are maneuvering for the centrist vote that may assure them the pr ..... 
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Fillmore County Fair starts Tuesday

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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The 145th running of the Fillmore County Fair begins Tuesday, July 20 in Preston. Pictured are scenes from last year’s fair.

Follow this year’s 4-H winners online at   www.fillmorecountyjournal.com
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