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Canton discusses wastewater treatment concerns


Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

Unapproved meeting minutes

The regular meeting of the Canton City Council met Tuesday, September 15, 2009, with Mayor Johnson calling the meeting to order. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Cindy Shanks made a motion to accept the bills and it was seconded by Carl Ernst to pay them as presented.

A wastewater treatment and concerns were voiced by Jon Nordsving. He cited the following concerns:

1. Electric repairs at the sewer plant. Jon stated the underground wiring was a problem and plastic coverings were broken due to cold weather. The Bakke Electric estimated cost for repairs will be around $3,500.00. The council approved the request for repairs.

2. Fuel pump on S-10. Jon stated the estimated cost for this would be $500.00. Council approved repair request.

3. Shut off valve. Jon asked for Ross or Hank to help at the Judy Smith residence to repair this valve. It was pointed out that the water main for the city while doing this. Both Ross and Hank said they would be available.

In old business it was discussed that Danny Whalen did not meet the August 7th deadline and council will continue with condemnation of the property until building is complete (as was stated in the June minutes). Council asked Lolly Melander to contact Attorney Nethercut regarding proper legal action in this matter. The matter has been tabled until the October meeting. Jerry Schwarz reported that he has completed a survey of the Byron Hall property next to the liquor store at a cost of $650.00. Attorney Nethercut has run into some issues with the abstract so further action has been tabled until the next meeting. Regarding the Lund property, Lolly stated that Mary had called and they are waiting to hear back from the survey as to the location of the original stakes.

In new business the 2010 budget was handed out and reviewed. Motion was made by Hank and seconded by Cindy to approve the 2010 budget. Motion carried. In further new business it was pointed out to the council that garbage in the park needs to be emptied out every week because kids are making a mess and throwing it all over the park. There also needs to be one more garbage can placed in the park that can be fastened down. City planter - Jon will get a backhoe and move to the sidewalk. Cindy requested that Lolly post a sign stating the dates the city office will be closed when she is on vacation. Discussion concerning weeds (parsnips) behind .....
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Peterson reviews proposed 2010 budget

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

Unapproved meeting minutes

The regular meeting of the Peterson City Council was called to order by Mayor Lee on September 9, 2009. The first order of business was a question and answer discussion regarding the yellow curb marking and mail bo ..... 
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Preliminary county budget and levy adopted

Fri, Sep 11th, 2009
Posted in Government

Resolutions to adopt Fillmore County's preliminary budget and levy were passed at the September 8 meeting. State law requires the preliminary budget and levy for 2010 to be set by September 15.

County coordinator Karen Brown explained the bu ..... 
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Lanesboro dam repairs?

Fri, Sep 11th, 2009
Posted in Government

City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman went over her preliminary budget for 2010 during Lanesboro's council meeting on September 8. The council approved the preliminary tax levy of $413,756, which is a five percent increase from last year. As Vickerman ..... 
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Preston approves 2010 preliminary budget and levy

Fri, Sep 11th, 2009
Posted in Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman related some good news for the 2010 budget at the September 9 meeting of the Preston City Council. Health insurance rates for the coming year will only increase two percent instead of the 15 percent that was budgeted f ..... 
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Harmony seeks lower increase than past years

Fri, Sep 11th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Harmony City Council approved a preliminary budget and tax levy at their meeting on September 8. City Administrator Jerome Illg presented a budget to the council with the preliminary tax levy set at $603,800. This is a 2.6 percent increase from ..... 
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A lively meeting for Whalan City Council

Fri, Sep 11th, 2009
Posted in Government

Since Labor Day fell on Whalan's regular council day, the regular monthly meeting was held the following Tuesday, September 8.

Mayor Larry Johnson kept the meeting running at a professional pace through complaints that the park was not being ..... 
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Public Health guidelines for H1N1

Fri, Sep 4th, 2009
Posted in Government

Public Health Director Sharon Serfling and Health Educator Brenda Pohlman updated the Fillmore County Commissioners on the vaccine for H1N1 and overall preparedness for control of the influenza at their September 1 meeting. Serfling noted that the C ..... 
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New Fountain Sewage Treatment Plant Progressing

Fri, Sep 4th, 2009
Posted in Government

Dave Morrill, McGhie and Betts engineering, reported progress on the sewer treatment plant is on schedule at the city's September 3 meeting. Most of the sewer pipe has already been installed. In the next couple of weeks all of the excavating in town ..... 
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