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Open seats for mayor and two council members in coming election


Fri, Aug 6th, 2010
Posted in Government

The regular meeting of the Canton City Council met July 7, 2010. Mayor Donivee Johnson called the meeting to order. Others present included: Cindy Shanks, Carl Ernst, Hank Selden, Ross Duckett, Jon Nordsving and Lolly Melander. The minutes from the June regular meeting were approved as read by Lolly Melander. Carl Ernst made a motion to accept the bills as presented to the council. Ross Duckett seconded the motion and it was carried. A motion was made by Cindy Shanks and seconded by Hank Selden to adopt the policies for administration of the MN Department of Employment and the SMD Grant. Motion carried.

Next on the agenda, Jon Nordsving discussed some concerns that included:

• The rotting floor of the gazebo - council gave the OK to begin repairs immediately.

• Roof on pump house - Jon reported the repairs have been completed by Tweten's.

• Gravel on alleys - Jon reported this has also been completed.

In New Business:

• It was decided to advertise the sale of the old city sand truck this fall after the new truck has arrived.

• No action was taken regarding the Mitson Museum.

• Richard's Sanitation - Greg Skauge introduced himself to the council.

• A motion was made by Ross Duckett and seconded by Cindy Shanks for a liquor license (American Legion) for the Seth Vreeman wedding dance. Motion carried.

• Primary Election, August 10; General Election, November 2: Judges are Rita and Marion on a motion made by Carl and seconded by Cindy. Motion carried. It was also discussed that there are open seats on the council for mayor and two council members. Filing dates are August 3-23.

• Jamie Knutson asked the council about a tree that is split in half and is located between two property owners. Council members Hank Selden and Ross Duckett pointed out that the tree was located on private property so no action was taken by the council.

In Old Business:

• Popplewell tree - Norby's will take this tree down.

• Sue Engen property - the council will respond to her letter.

• Nursery property - it was decided that Stanley Torgerson will mow the property and assess the expense to the property tax in November.

• Regarding the problem of woodchucks in the bus shed and rabbits on the Mitson property, Carl said he took care of these two issues.

• Regarding the city flowers, Lolly will talk .....
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'Who let the dogs out' in Spring Valley?

Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
Posted in Government

We've all heard of the Dog Days of Summer and how the high temperatures might affect everyone. Well, it might be attributed to a seasonal thing but the big item of discussion at the Spring Valley City Council is that council members are getting dog- ..... 
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Chatfield hopes to extend bike trail

Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
Posted in Government

Park and Recreation issues led the way during a brief July 26 meeting of the Chatfield City Council. Councilor Dave Frank said the Woman's Community Club wanted to donate two wooden park benches to be placed in Hendrick's Park at the corner of Hwy 7 ..... 
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County 2011 budget process begins

Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
Posted in Government

County Commissioners started hearing preliminary budgets from a few departments at their July 27 meeting. The preliminary 2011 levy is for about $8.3 million or an increase of 5.59 percent. This is just the beginning of the process to set the levy f ..... 
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Preston has OSHA violations

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Government

At the July 19 city council meeting City Administrator Joe Hoffman discussed the five violations the city received citations for during a recent surprise inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Mayor Kurt Reicks was a ..... 
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Pancake breakfast raises over $1,000 for town hall repairs

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Government

The Whalan City Council met June 7, 2010.

Present: Larry Johnson, Margaret Chiglo, Everett Johnson and David Rahn, Johnny Halverson and Lolly Melander.

• Meeting was called to order by Mayor Johnson at 5:00pm

• Min ..... 
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Peterson prepares for election

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Government

Mayor Chuck Eidenschink called the regular meeting of the Peterson City Council to order on July 6, 2010. Council members present were: Tim Hallum, Bill Grindland, Jan Smaby and Randy Benson. Guests at the meeting were Tom Manion, Kevin Graves, Sher ..... 
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New deadline to remove non-productive land from green acres without payback of deferred taxes is August 16, 2010

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Government

The legislature extended the deadline date to August 16th for informing the Assessor's Office regarding your decision on what you want to do with Green Acres on your 2B non-productive agricultural land:

1. Remove GA from non-productive land ..... 
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Rushford eyes potential collaboration

Mon, Jul 19th, 2010
Posted in Government

The city of Rushford is entertaining the option of purchasing a portion of undeveloped land, just east of the new Himlie Business Park, from current owner Michael Sexauer. While the meeting agenda noted the consideration of a potential purchase of a ..... 
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