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Sheriff Kaase visits Canton


Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase introduced himself at the beginning of the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on May 13.

After sharing a bit about his background, Sheriff Kaase discussed his plans for the future stating, “I don’t foresee any big changes that people are going to notice much.” He then invited the council to ask questions. Mayor Donivee Johnson asked about the schedule for coverage of Canton and stated that she’d like to see it stay the way it is, with a few deputies covering the town rather than rotating through all the deputies in the county. Kaase responded that shift rotations had been switched to every three months, rather than four, but there would be no change to the hours covered and the same three individuals would continue to cover Canton at this time. He added that they are a small department with a great staff and there are reasons that it may be beneficial to move the deputies around at times, such as to rejuvenate them and to keep them happy.

A few other questions were addressed and the city’s law enforcement contract was shared. The contract has not been updated since 2007 and will be reviewed for revision in the fall.

Other business

Mayor Johnson stated that the 2014 Edition of the Minnesota Basic Code of Ordinances was received and would need to be compared to the current ordinances. She did not believe there would be a lot of changes, but stated that it is time to address snowmobiles and recreational vehicles.

City Clerk Lolly Melander gave out copies of the updated employee handbook job descriptions, including certification and license requirements, for the council to review and approve.

Jon Nordsving, head of city maintenance, informed the council that the quote for snow bars on Town Hall was $5,200 from Lifetime Gutters. There was no estimate for repairing the eaves troughs, but Nordsving said that Lifetime would need to do it since they are the only ones with the old style of clamps that match those currently on the building. The council approved a motion to go forward with the repairs to Town Hall.

The fire department requested that there be a charge for city resident fires at a rate of $350 for the first hour and $200 for every hour after that. Nordsving clarified that this is the current rate for the township and that there has been no charge within the city. Mayor Johnson noted that the city has not .....
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Preston questions timeliness of MnDot invoice

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

An invoice from MnDot requesting final payment for work related to the 2005 Highway 52 reconstruction project was once again discussed at the May 18 Preston City Council meeting. Councilman David Harrison was absent. Preston received a final payme ..... 
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Legislative priorities wasted away

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Government

A mediocre, disappointing 2015 legislative session ended seconds before midnight Monday, May 18. Over four months ago when the 89th session kicked off members of the Republican controlled House, the DFL controlled Senate, and Governor Mark Dayton al ..... 
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Rushford Village approves 2015 Pavement Management

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The Rushford Village Council voted unanimously to approve the 2015 Pavement Management at the Tuesday, May 19 meeting. The council also approved a resolution for plans, specifications, and the advertising of bids for the road work. Bolton & Menk eng ..... 
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Rushford Village approves 2015 Pavement Management

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

The Rushford Village Council voted unanimously to approve the 2015 Pavement Management at the Tuesday, May 19 meeting. The council also approved a resolution for plans, specifications, and the advertising of bids for the road work. Bolton & Menk eng ..... 
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Rushford Village approves 2015 Pavement Management

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Rushford Village Council voted unanimously to approve the 2015 Pavement Management at the Tuesday, May 19 meeting. The council also approved a resolution for plans, specifications, and the advertising of bids for the road work. Bolton & Menk eng ..... 
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Government this week - 5.25.15

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Government

• Tuesday, May 26, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9 a.m. • Tuesday, May 26, Fillmore Central School Board, 6:30 p.m. •Wednesday, May 27, Spring Valley City Council, City Hall, 6 p.m. • Monday, June 1, Lanesboro City Counc ..... 
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Whalan City Council passes new zoning ordinances

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Government

By Steve Harris The Whalan City Council held their monthly meeting on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Whalan Town Hall. All members were present. The regular council followed a special town meeting that was called to discuss proposed zoning changes. ..... 
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Harmony Library receives grant from SELCO

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on May 12, 2015 at 7 p.m. All city council members were present. The consent agenda was approved which included the minutes of the previous meeting and the claims and bills. City Administrator Jerome Illg reported ..... 
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