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Preston City Council Report: Preliminary levy increase set at 5.32%


Fri, Sep 14th, 2007
Posted in Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman informed council members at their September 10 meeting that he had successfully trimmed the 2008 preliminary budget. At the last meeting on August 27, he was tasked with finding a way to trim the increase by $23,000 and to reduce the then suggested levy increase of 9.27% to about 5%.

Hoffman found the savings by reducing the tourism budget by $2,000, shifting the burden of about $13,000 from city to utilities, and by recognizing a savings of about $6,000 in the city's bonding.

The council adopted a resolution setting the 2008 preliminary levy at $540,680.00.

Assessment Policy

The Preston City Council adopted a special assessment policy at their July 16 meeting. Joe Hoffman explained that several ordinances within Chapter 33 conflict with portions of the new policy. Large portions of the Street and Utility Assessment Ordinance passed on August 19, 1996, were repealed so that the new assessment policy would work with the remaining portions of the ordinance.

Other Business

Joe Hoffman credited Sheila Marzolf with discovering some extra funds. The 1996 Improvement Bond was paid off with the bonding for the 2007 Improvements. Marzolf found about $53,000 extra which was debt service maintenance funding and interest over ten years. Hoffman didn't think the funds needed to be reserved for street improvements and suggested that the money be put into the general fund. The city tries to maintain $50,000 in the general fund. The council approved the closing of the old debt service account and the transfer of the funds to the general fund. Council member David Harrison suggested that a portion of the money might be made available for playground equipment. Mayor Pro-tem Heath Mensink said that the issue can be addressed in the spring. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent.

Three meetings will be shifted because of scheduling conflicts for several of the council members. The second meeting in September will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The two October meetings will be held on Tuesdays, Oct. 2 and Oct. 16.

The Truth and Taxation meeting will be on Tuesday, December 4, and if a continuation meeting is necessary, it will be on Monday December 17.

Harmony City Council Report: Jacobson Addition assessments approved

Fri, Sep 14th, 2007
Posted in Government

HARMONY - Many residents of the newly-completed Jacobson Addition in Harmony were present at the city council meeting September 11 to find out how the cost of the improvements would be assessed. City Administrator Jerome Illg presented the council w ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council Report: Council sets preliminary 2008 levy

Fri, Sep 14th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - The Spring Valley City Council set the preliminary levy for the coming year at the September 10 meeting. It will increase 5% over this year. The final version will most likely decrease that amount to 2 to 3% after cuts in various dep ..... 
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Commissioners Report: Flood impacts on county budget

Fri, Sep 7th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - County Coordinator Karen Brown updated the board on the county's preliminary budget for 2008 at the September 4 meeting. She explained that the proposed budget has been whittled down by over $195,000 with savings found in several departmen ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Water issues dominate council meeting

Fri, Sep 7th, 2007
Posted in Government

Water was the theme of the evening as several Lanesboro residents turned out for the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, September 4. The discussion was regarding some serious, ongoing water run-off problems in town. Kelly Jean Ohl had written ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Council takes action on Water Treatment Plant

Fri, Aug 31st, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - The Rushford City Council has held emergency meetings daily since the Rush Creek flood 2-weeks ago. In it's first regular session since flooding devastated the town, Mayor Les Ladewig and Council members Nancy Benson, Laura Deering, Larry ..... 
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Spring Valley goes after junk violations

Fri, Aug 31st, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - Junk Ordinance violations, again an issue of controversy at the August 27 Spring Valley City Council meeting, were given a second public hearing. Fillmore County Deputy Kevin Beck reviewed updated photos of the properties from two we ..... 
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Floods dominate county board agenda

Fri, Aug 31st, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners had only one item on the agenda listed pertaining to the recent flood at their August 28 meeting. However, the tentacles of the flood's effect reached into almost all of the issues for the day.
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Rushford Village assesses flood damage

Fri, Aug 31st, 2007
Posted in Government

Rushford Village Mayor Gordon Johnson acknowledged that the figure $4.66 million was the city's "best seat of your pants guess" at flood losses in Rushford Village. "It depends if we need to replace a bridge or in some cases relocate a road," Johnso ..... 
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