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Is someone burning tires in Wykoff?


Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Wykoff City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 11, 2010, at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building with the following members present: Mike Holzer-Mayor, Jeremy Comstock, Betty Niemeyer, Tim Grabau, Michele Hitchcock, Cheryl Davis, Clerk/Treasurer, Al Williams Absent: None.

Mike Holzer called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

The following items were added to the agenda: F. Tim Grabau Report; G. 4-H Request; H. Lion's Breakfast money; I. Burning tires

Tim Grabau made a motion to approve the minutes from the Special Meeting regarding SCDP WWTP grant application. Jeremy Comstock seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Michele Hitchcock made a motion to approve the minutes from the September council meeting. Jeremy Comstock seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Tim asked about medical supplies for First Responders. Mike informed the council that the claim from him was for shelves he purchased for the storage room. Tim Grabau made a motion to approve the bills. Michele Hitchcock seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Tim Grabau made a motion to approve the treasurer's report. Jeremy Comstock seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

VISITORS: None.

A. RESOLUTION-NO STOCKPILING: Tim Grabau made a motion to add a violation clause (violator has 30 days to clean up at their expense). Jeremy Comstock seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

B. STREET LIGHTS: Every other street light on the east side of the downtown street isn't working. Council agreed to call Seabright Electric to fix the streetlights.

C. DIANE BICKNESE- Diane was present to ask council permission to put a trailer on the Steve Bicknese property. Mike and Al have looked at the area. They plan on putting a double garage on the backside of the trailer and facing it north. Mike asked what zoning has been telling them regarding rezoning from agriculture to residential. Diane said that they don't have to have it rezoned as long as the property has not been planted on for 10 years. Tim asked when the house would be permanent this year. Diane will put the house in place, and if they can get the cement put up, it would be great. They would like the street to go to the garage only. Diane also asked where the sewer hookup was. Mike told her where it is located. After more discussion, council approved the placement of the trailer.

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Wind turbine setbacks unchanged

Fri, Nov 19th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Planning Commission at their November 18 meeting agreed by consensus to leave the required setbacks in Section 7 of the Wind Energy Conversion Systems Ordinance unchanged. County commissioners had requested that the Planning Comm ..... 
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Ostrander addresses issues with fights and chickens

Fri, Nov 19th, 2010
Posted in Government

The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Linda Schwenn; all council members were present.

Motion was made by Thompson and seconded by Christenson and unanimously carried to accept the consen ..... 
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Lanesboro discusses police budget

Fri, Nov 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates was at the Lanesboro City Council meeting to discuss the sale of the general obligation bonds for the Community Center and lighting projects.

Bubany had the results of the sale. Bids were taken earlier ..... 
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Chatfield adopts no-fault sewer back-up policy

Fri, Nov 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Chatfield City Council approved a sewer back-up policy at their November 8 meeting. After several weeks of discussion in the Public Works Committee, a draft of the policy was presented at the last meeting in October. At that time it was decided ..... 
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Fillmore County voter turnout continues decline

Mon, Nov 8th, 2010
Posted in Government

With the November 2nd election day now nearly a week behind us, signified by the end of mudslinging political ads that seemed to hijack the media in the weeks and days before the election, the public can begin to absorb the decisions made by voters. ..... 
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Preston EDA, pursuing growth opportunities

Fri, Nov 5th, 2010
Posted in Government

Cathy Enerson, Economic Development Authority (EDA), addressed the Preston City Council on November 3 to add work hours and to discuss potential development opportunities. During these times of limited budgets, the EDA made requests and presented op ..... 
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Immediate bridge closures in Fillmore County

Fri, Nov 5th, 2010
Posted in Government

Highway Engineer John Grindeland explained the sudden closure of six or seven bridges by the state to the county board at their November 2 meeting. He said State Aid with a special contract hired about five consultants to look at County State Aid Hi ..... 
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Chatfield prepares to restructure Waste Water Treatment Plant Bond

Tue, Nov 2nd, 2010
Posted in Government



In an effort to bring sewer rates under control the Chatfield City Council started the process to refinance the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) bonds at their October 25 meeting.

Mike Bubany, David Drown and Associates, explained ..... 
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