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Wykoff council presented a change order for treatment center


Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff city council stared off their November meeting with committee reports approving a purchase of an enclosed trailer for the fire department. Fire chief Wade Baker was not present but had passed the information on to mayor Comstock to relay to the council. Baker had also reported the Tri-County Firemen’s Association held their recent meeting in Wykoff with good attendance. There was an estimated 40-45 attendees.

In old business, three special meetings were held in October. These meetings included finishing the budget, talks with the public works director and interviews for the part-time utility worker the city had been seeking. In November, a special meeting was held to grant a temporary liquor license for the fire department for their Tri-County meeting.

Clerk Davis asked the council how they would like to proceed in 2015 for interest payments on deposits for new meters. Currently, the rate of interest set by the Department of Commerce is .1%, but that could change for next year. Davis has issued a credit to residents who have paid the new meter deposit if they have had no payment penalty on their water bills for 10 consecutive months; she asked if she should proceed with that policy or if it should be changed. Mayor Comstock commented citizens already pay a penalty for late payment and he felt everyone was entitled to the interest annually. Councilwoman Larson made a motion to pay out the deposit interest, even if a resident had incurred a penalty, councilman Vreeman seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

There was an addendum made to the city’s PTO policy for temporary and/or part-time employees. The policy had stated these employees are not entitled to holiday or sick pay but also stated PTO time is accrued for them. Clerk Davis pointed this oversight out to the council. Councilwoman Larson made a motion to strike the PTO accruement for part-time/temporary employees based on regular hours worked; the motion was approved. Councilman Grabau made a motion to change the policy’s effective date to 2015; this motion was also approved.

Mike Holzer was on hand to provide carpet sample colors to the council for the city hall flooring project. Holzer had previously been approved by the council to complete this project. It was decided carpet squares would not be used in the project, afterall, because it would make installation difficult on the stairs in the entryway. The council made .....
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Mabel city council discusses voter turnout, demolition project

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel city council met on November 12, 2014 at 7 pm. City council member Sue Amunrud was absent. Sean Welty from Davy Engineering presented an update to the council. The demolition contractor is expected to come in the next week or two to t ..... 
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Fountain City Council has productive meeting

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain city council met on November 6, 2014 at the Fountain City Hall in Fountain, Minn. with all board members present. Also present was city clerk Ronda Flattum, Police Chief Tom Mosher, and local business owner, Elliott Riggott. Consent ..... 
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Rushford grants Highway 43 project time extension

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

As expected, the city has received and approved a request from McHugh Excavating for a time extension for the Highway 43 project. While McHugh will continue to do all work items, excepting a few items that had been planned for spring 2015, as long a ..... 
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Chatfield to look at options for aging swimming pool

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Chatfield’s city council approved an agreement with Burbach Aquatics, Inc. to have them evaluate the condition of the city’s swimming pool at their November 10 meeting. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. The city’s swimming pool is half a ce ..... 
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Antique & coffee shop to open in Spring Valley

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A brief regular meeting of the Spring Valley city council was held on Monday, November 10. Members present included mayor Jim Sturzyk, Tony Archer, Bill Bires, city administrator Deb Zimmer, and Todd Jones. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and ca ..... 
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Canton canvasses election results

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The election results for the City of Canton were canvassed by the City Council at their regular meeting on November 12. Mayor Donivee Johnson read the election results, stating that there were 171 registered voters, with 18 registering on Election ..... 
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Residents attend assessment hearing for street project in Harmony

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

Residents of 1st Ave SW came to the Harmony city council meeting on November 10 for the public hearing on assessments. City engineer Brett Grabau was there to explain the project and answer any questions from the council or the residents. The pro ..... 
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Peterson reviews petition

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

As the city of Peterson ramps up for its 2015 County 25 project, the council continues to work out details of related items. A recent petition from eight of the 11 residences on Church Street has requested the city not put sidewalks along that porti ..... 
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