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Harmony City Council discusses need for travel policy for city employees


Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Government

A public hearing was held before the regular Harmony City Council meeting on November 9. The meeting was for the residents affected by the Third Street Project to discuss the final assessment amounts.

The total cost of the project was $297,603.68, with 25 percent of that cost being assessed to the property owners. Illg explained the cost of the project was lower because the sewer main did not have to be replaced like they thought it would.

Betty Wiltgen, who lives on Third Street, asked if the assessment would stay with the house if she and her husband decided to sell it. City attorney Richard Nethercut said that it would stay with the house on the property taxes for the time decided.

MaryAnn Johnson asked about the fact that property owners are being assessed 100 percent of the cost of water service reconstruction. Illg said that since she gets her water from the First Avenue main, this does not apply to her.

The council passed the resolution for the assessments. Property owners will be sent a letter with the exact amount of their assessment. They have 30 days to pay it off without any interest, or they can pay it back over time on their property taxes.

Budget Cuts

Illg presented the council with some proposed budget cuts totaling $30,000. He said the state of the LGA (Local Government Aid) is very much unknown, especially now that the state has not yet decided who will be the next governor.

Illg's memo said the city is supposed to receive $370,659 in LGA for 2011. In 2010, the city is expected to receive $320,299. Illg did not budget for any increase from 2010 to 2011, so there is a $50,000 cushion built into the budget. Also, with excess levy from last year, the general fund would not be drastically harmed if they received $110,000 less in LGA next year. Illg said they would be in a manageable situation if there are any LGA cuts.

Council member Gerald Shuck said he would like to see the $50,000 to Heritage Grove cut in half. Illg said that since they approved giving Heritage Grove $25,000, that would take their budget down to nothing.

The council will finalize the budget at the December meeting.

Utility Hearing

A public hearing was also held for assessing two delinquent utility bills to the property owners taxes. One person who had been to a meeting previously discussing his case, Greg Johnson, was not able to attend the meeting but he sent a letter on his beh .....
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Preston sets 60 hour minimum for ambulance crew

Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Government

Ambulance Director Ryan Throckmorton requested the Preston City Council approve a required 60 hour minimum for the volunteer ambulance crew at the council's November 15 meeting. City Administrator Joe Hoffman said the requirement will be in the new ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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