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Fire Department to kick in funds for fireworks


Fri, Mar 20th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Preston City Council had a light agenda at their March 13 meeting. Mayor Kurt Reicks announced that the Fire Department would raise $500 to make whole the contract amount for the Trout Day Fireworks. City Administrator Joe Hoffman had suggested a cut from $5,000 to $4,500 for the display as part of the proposed budget reductions for 2009. The council had approved the reductions.

The council voted to approve the signing of the contract provided by Heath Mensink for $5,000 for the fireworks.

Other Business

•The council approved a lot split and variance for Mike Schwartz as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Committee. The P & Z held a public hearing before the council meeting. Schwartz will split the 6.61 acre parcel, part of the old Harold Schwartz farm, into two parcels, 3 acres with a home and 3.61 acres as agricultural land. The variance is necessary because the ordinance requires R-1 property to be a minimum of 5 acres.

•Councilman Robert Sauer gave notice that he would rewrite Ordinance 10.99 and present to City Attorney Dwight Luhmann for review before bringing to the council for their consideration at the first meeting in April. The ordinance deals with general penalties for a violation of any of the ordinances. Sauer maintained that the intention of the modification is to "change this ordinance to make it more citizen friendly." He suggested that in its current form it is too punitive with fines and penalties.

•Steve Corson complained to the council about parking conflicts near the Trailhead Inn. He said that a flatbed had been parked on the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) owned parking lot in front of the motel. Hoffman said that he would call the DNR and try and mediate the conflict. He suggested that the city was in the middle of the problem without any physical control to solve it.

•Corson later maintained that the city had years ago agreed in their development agreement to provide parking spaces for the motel in exchange for the alley behind the motel.

Lanesboro faces $900,000 in dam repairs

Fri, Mar 20th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Lanesboro City Council met on March 16, and council member Joe O'Connor updated them on the Public Utilities meeting that was held earlier in the day. O'Connor showed the council the thick engineering report on the flood damage to the dam and hy ..... 
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Lanesboro dam found to be damaged by recent floods

Fri, Mar 20th, 2009
Posted in Government

A just completed study of the Lanesboro dam has found "several locations of severe deterioration in the limestone blocks of the dam with excessive amounts of material missing."

The long awaited assessment was requested by the City after the f ..... 
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The future of the historic Forestville Bridge?

Fri, Mar 20th, 2009
Posted in Government

The dilemma facing Fillmore County as to the future of the Forestville Bridge #6263 has been brought to a boil with the recent discussion at the March 3 county board meeting to consider submitting a letter to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR ..... 
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Fillmore County Board discusses funding proposal

Mon, Mar 16th, 2009
Posted in Government

Sheriff Daryl Jensen came prepared with possible alternative contracts to keep the beleaguered, yet still successful program alive at the March 10 County Board meeting. Fillmore County along with a few other counties no longer has state matching fun ..... 
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Harmony City Council: Street lights and storm sewers

Mon, Mar 16th, 2009
Posted in Government



The Harmony City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Steve Donney at 7:08 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

Present at the meeting were City Attorney, Richard Nethercut, Councilperson, Sherry Hines, Councilperson, Gerald Shuc ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council- March

Mon, Mar 16th, 2009
Posted in Government



The meeting of the Spring Valley City Council on Monday night lasted a total of 12 minutes before adjourning.

Performing Arts Center

What could be a major step for the Arts in Spring Valley was discussed at the Council meetin ..... 
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New surveys bring back bike trail controversy

Fri, Mar 6th, 2009
Posted in Government

David Joerg explained the need for a revised resolution to authorize Eminent Domain to acquire Ristau and Snyder properties for the proposed Forestville Trail at the council's March 2 meeting. The council initially authorized Eminent Domain in Octob ..... 
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Rushford Village Council meeting minutes

Fri, Mar 6th, 2009
Posted in Government

Pledge to Flag

The meeting was called to order by Mayor, Gordon Johnson, Council members present: Dennis Overland, Roger Ekern, Dale Schwanke, Liz Atkinson, Howard Otis - Zoning Administrator and Judy Graham - Clerk.

Citizens Present ..... 
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