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Spring Valley City Council Report: Council hears overview of 2006 audit and budget


Fri, Jun 1st, 2007
Posted in Government

"Overall the City did a very good job of watching the budget".

These were the words of the City's auditor, Lloyd Johnson who appeared before the Council Tuesday night, May 29. He gave the members an overview of the audit and the budget for 2006.

In the report it was stated that the city's net assets are approaching 14 million dollars with 6 million of that unrestricted. He cautioned that next year there will be some expenses that will come out of the 2007 report, when funds for these projects were in the 2006 budget. A new ambulance, fire truck and motorgrader will have an effect on the assets next year but those items have been taken into account and funds have been carried over.

According to Johnson, 80 percent of the revenue for the City comes through the Utility Commission and 28 percent comes in the form of taxes.

The subject of solid waste contracts came up at the meeting. The contract with Waste Management is up this fall and council members are discussing the possibility of putting out an "RFP", Request for Proposals for solid waste services. Council member Bill Bires said that he had received complaints from taxpayers on not being able to contact Waste Management and Mayor Struzyk agreed, saying he has received phone calls from residents who have had similar problems.

When asked when the last time the city put solid waste services out on bids, City Administrator Deb Zimmer said it hasn't been in the last ten years. Right now it would appear as though the City has two options in regards to solid waste.

1. Renew the current contract

2. Put it out on bids through request for proposals.

The issue will be discussed at the next meeting.

John Fenske appeared before the Council and said that it was necessary to replace a pump at the Municipal Pool recently. The $1,400.00 bill was approved. He said that the pool is up and running at a constant 80 degrees.

The next City Council meeting will be June 11.

Rushford City Council reacts to Tri-City meeting

Fri, Jun 1st, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - The Rushford City Council spent a good share of its meeting May 29 discussing the recent Tri-City meeting and, more specifically, the police protection for Rushford Village. After affirming the council consensus that more meetings between ..... 
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Preston considers adopting State Building Code

Fri, May 25th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The Preston City Council discussed the pros and cons of adopting the State Building Code at their May 21 meeting. Planning and Zoning has recommended the adoption of the code. The code would regulate the building of homes including decks, ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Seeking to resolve differences

Fri, May 25th, 2007
Posted in Government

Disagreement was the common thread at the May 21 Lanesboro City Council meeting as the council moved from one issue to another. First the council held a hearing on Mark Brewster's request to rezone his property at 300 Elmwood Street East from R-2 (m ..... 
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Commissioners Report: Board approves agreement to study water quality

Fri, May 25th, 2007
Posted in Government

At the May 22 Fillmore County Commissioners meeting, Donna Rasmussen, Soil and Water Conservation reviewed a work plan from SE MN Water Resource Center, Winona State University, to study which management practices are most effective for improving wa ..... 
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Frustration with Hwy 52 construction plans aired

Fri, May 18th, 2007
Posted in Government

CHATFIELD - Representatives of county and city government in Fillmore County gathered May 15 at the Thurber Building in Chatfield to discuss the deteriorating condition of State Highway 52 from Fountain north to I-90.

Ron Ziegler, acting as ..... 
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Spring Valley sewer project moves ahead

Fri, May 18th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - Spring Valley's 2007 Stormwater and Sanitary Sewer Project moved another step forward at the Council meeting Monday night, May 14. The Council passed a resolution to sell General Obligation Utility Revenue Bonds in the amount of $930 ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Business subsidy agreement approved

Fri, May 18th, 2007
Posted in Government

Quietly, calmly, the business subsidy agreement between RiverBend Electronics and the city of Rushford was approved at the regular Rushford City Council meeting May 14, making RiverBend officially eligible for JOBZ benefits. After a public hearing w ..... 
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Planning Commission gives okay on two permits

Fri, May 18th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - On Thursday, May 17, the Fillmore County Planning & Zoning Commission met to review two Conditional Use Permits (CUPs) and review zoning ordinances 7 - 9 with the public.

Big Springs Quarry

A representative from Knife River ..... 
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