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Spring Valley approves two renewing liquor licenses


Fri, Jan 14th, 2011
Posted in Government

The first order of business for the Spring Valley City Council was administering the oath of office to Todd Jones, Tony Archer, and Mayor Struzyk by City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Jones is new to the Council and will also serve on the Public Safety Commission.

Other Council appointments include Bill Bires to Park & Rec Commission. Tony Archer will be on the Library Commissions and Jeff Vehrenkamp to Administration. Jim Struzyk will continue to be on the Streets and Utilities, and Tony Archer was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem. Mayor Struzyk made several other appointments: Steve Himle and Jeff Vehrenkamp to the EDA, Mike Zimmer to the Cable Access Board. Shirley Gangstad and Mary Schultz to the Library Board and Stacy Rath was appointed to the Park Program Advisory Board. Lee Himle remains on the Utilities Board, and Steve Volkart is on the Tourism Committee.

There was a bit of re-structuring to the Emergency Management Commission. John Dols was appointed the director. He will be their person with the responsibility of supervising the Emergency Management Department. Kevin Beck, Mike Zimmer and Knud Jorgenson were re-appointed as assistant directors, along with Jeff Kappers. Dr. Steve Harder was appointed medical director. Chris Czapiewski was named fire chief with Mike Lee as 1st assistant and Jim McCabe as 2nd assistant.

In other business the Spring Valley Tribune was named the official newspaper. All four banks in the city will be used for official depositories this year depending on the interest rate. Payroll will continue to be through Home Federal and checking through Security State Bank. Tony Archer's name will be added to the corporate authorization resolution for the Security State Bank along with James Struzyk and Deb Zimmer.

The resolution setting the 2011 fees was approved. The fine for Dog or Cat At Large was increased. It had been $100 and was increased to $150. Also increased were the Conditional Use Permit Application fee and the Variance Application fee. They were increased from $200 to $250.

Resolution 2011-05 was approved. It establishes coverage for injuries to elected and appointed officials. The Mayor, City Council, Public Utilities Commission, Economic Development Authority, Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Adjust Board, Cable Advisory Board, Library Board and Emergency Management will now be included in the coverage of the worker's compensation act.

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Lanesboro looks to the future

Fri, Jan 7th, 2011
Posted in Government

Julie Kiehne, head of the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce, gave her annual report to the city council during their regular meeting on January 3. She handed out the new Visitor's Guide, a city map and trail map, as well as a brochure. She spoke ab ..... 
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Preston adopts ambulance policy and procedure manual

Fri, Jan 7th, 2011
Posted in Government

After revisions and much discussion the Preston City Council adopted the ambulance manual at their January 3 meeting. Newly elected council members Kay Spangler and Charles Sparks were sworn in by City Administrator Joe Hoffman.

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County board completes New Year housekeeping business

Fri, Jan 7th, 2011
Posted in Government

The first meeting in 2011 of the Fillmore County Board began with the swearing in of newly elected officials. Judge Robert Benson administered the oaths of office. In this case all the newly elected officials were returning to their previous positio ..... 
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Rep. Davids sworn in as Minnesota House convenes session

Fri, Jan 7th, 2011
Posted in Government

ST. PAUL - State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) was sworn in Tuesday, January 4 as he continues his tenure in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Rep. Davids represents District 31B, which includes all or portions of Houston and Fillmore ..... 
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November Canton City Council

Fri, Jan 7th, 2011
Posted in Government



The regular meeting of the Canton City Council met on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 ,with the following present: Donivee Johnson, Cindy Shanks, Hank Selden Ross Duckett, Carl Ernst, Lolly Melander and Jon Nordsving. Visitors present were Barb ..... 
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January Whalan City Council

Fri, Jan 7th, 2011
Posted in Government

The regular meeting of the Whalan City Council met on Monday, January 3, 2011. In addition to Mayor Johnson, those present were the following: Jim Gustavson, Everett Johnson, Johnny Halverson, Margaret Chiglo and Lolly Melander. Also present was Dav ..... 
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Fillmore County lays out 2011 legislative priorities

Sun, Jan 2nd, 2011
Posted in Government

Rep. Jeanne Poppe (DFL) 27B, Rep. Greg Davids (R) 31B, Senator Dan Sparks (DFL) 27, and Senator-elect Jeremy Miller (R) 31 listened to county commissioners and department heads as they laid out Fillmore County legislative priorities for the upcoming ..... 
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Rushford's municipal liquor store to close portion

Sun, Jan 2nd, 2011
Posted in Government

Amid a packed house, the Rushford City Council worked through several big agenda items, likely the most attention-garnering being the state of the Municipal Liquor Store.

The highly-debated enterprise had been a source of revenue for the cit ..... 
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