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Rushford City Council Report: Harry Street project finished


Fri, Dec 15th, 2006
Posted in Government

After noting Blitz Construction had finished with the water main and houses were to be connected in the coming week, the Rushford City Council discussed how to encourage citizens with private wells on Harry Street to hook-up to city water at their regular meeting December 11. Mayor Les Ladewig suggested offering a "lucrative one-time deal" to encourage residents to hook-up now. The water lines have been stubbed in to the curb; some residents have actually had the line installed to the wall of their homes in case their well fails in the future, but have not hooked up yet. Council member Nancy Benson, concerned about fairness, cautioned, "I don't think their offer should be more lucrative than what we offer to the people who were already hooked up."

The more people using city water, the better the water quality will be. In the future, it may be mandated that all houses hook-up to city water. The hook-up fee is currently $300; it is anticipated the fee will rise to $1,000 in the near future. The city started charging a $75 fee in 2000; before that time water hook-up entailed no charge. Council member Laura Deering suggested a 50/50 sharing of costs for the hook-ups. City attorney Terry Chiglo advised the city to offer a four percent loan to help homeowners with the expense of the paying a contractor to do the actual hook-up; he felt that was the stumbling block for some citizens. Chiglo pointed out that it would be difficult to sell homes with sandpoint wells, especially in light of the wellhead protection policy. The issue was tabled until the December 26 meeting. When asked if he was clear on his direction for researching the issue, City Administrator Windy Block quipped, "As clear as the water on Harry Street!"

The water lines in the affected Harry and Ferry Street areas now need to be flushed. City PWD Jeff Copley suggested rebating the residents for any water used beyond the minimum 3,000 gallon on their January bill to encourage them to flush out the system. Such a gesture would cost the city around $545 and provide better water for the all in the area. Council consensus was that it would be appropriate since the citizens have put up with the water issues for a long time.

Ambulance laptops and

mapping

Tabling seemed to be the theme of the evening as the council tabled a request from Ambulance Director Julie Ziebell for laptops and mapping software for the two ambulances. Ziebell presented a plan to have ProWest .....
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Harmony City Council Report: Council approves loan for new restaurant

Fri, Dec 15th, 2006
Posted in Government

Harmony - On Tuesday, December 12, Miles Petree and Lisa Miller petitioned the Harmony City Council to approve a revolving loan for a future restaurant business. The loan will be for $25,000 at 4% interest over a 7 year period to help establish a ne ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Administrator gets glowing review

Fri, Dec 8th, 2006
Posted in Government

Seasoned city council member Rob Norby enthusiastically declared, "I've dealt with four different administrators and Bobbie is by far the best!" at the regular Lanesboro City Council meeting December 4. The council members had individually evaluated ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: MnDot rep offers advice

Fri, Dec 8th, 2006
Posted in Government

Craig Lenz from MnDot addressed the Preston City Council at their December 5 meeting emphasizing his desire to counsel citizens planning beautification projects for the ponds. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent.

Lenz repeated numerous times his r ..... 
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County makes changes to pay plan

Fri, Dec 1st, 2006
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The County Board of Commissioners decided to make changes in the employee pay plan for 2007 at their November 28 meeting. Robert Bjorklund of Bjorklund Compensation Consulting presented the results of his market study for Fillmore County t ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Winona company, PAFT, buys TRW building

Fri, Dec 1st, 2006
Posted in Government

Although PlastiComp had shown an early interest in purchasing the east TRW building, city administrator Windy Block informed the Rushford City Council at the regular November 27th council meeting PlastiComp had not been the successful bidder for the ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Snow - alleys and removal policies

Fri, Nov 24th, 2006
Posted in Government

Mark Brewster of Brewster's Red Hotel visited the Lanesboro City Council meeting November 20 to discuss the plowing of the alley accessing the hotel. Apparently one of his recent guests, a visitor from the Twin Cities and an employee of the Pioneer ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Impound fees established

Fri, Nov 24th, 2006
Posted in Government

Police Chief Matt Schultz explained the need for a vehicle impound fee for the city at the November 20 Preston City Council meeting. The city will have a reasonably secure impound lot to be located behind the city shop. Schultz asked the council to ..... 
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Grindeland calls for townships to classify roads correctly

Fri, Nov 17th, 2006
Posted in Government

PRESTON - County Engineer John Grindeland expressed his dissatisfaction to the commissioners at their November 14 meeting about inappropriate classification by townships of township roads. Grindeland sent a letter to each of the township supervisors ..... 
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