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Preston City Council Report: Finishing touches on Hwy 52 construction


Fri, May 11th, 2007
Posted in Government

Holly Zuck, secretary of the PACCA, explained to council members at their May 7 meeting her quest for a sign to direct Hwy 52 travelers to the Preston business district. She had detailed her findings in a "letter to the editor" in the April 30, Fillmore County Journal. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent.

Zuck had contacted MnDot and was advised that the sign could not return where it was because of the new highway design. The sign can not be placed at the Hwy 52 and County Road 17 intersection because of lack of room with other signs already in place. She noted that it may be possible to have the sign placed in the block before the Preston Service Plus.

Zuck said that the city would be responsible for the cost of the sign and that the city council would need to draft a letter to MnDot requesting the sign. There is no sign directing motorists coming from the north on Hwy 52 to the business district. Members voted unanimously to have City Administrator Joe Hoffman draft a letter to request the placement of a sign which would be paid for by the city.

In a related issue the parking on Washington Street near Hwy 52 was discussed. Hoffman explained that the intersection was realigned during the Hwy 52 project. He said that they have received a number of complaints about parked vehicles making it difficult to get through and their effect on visibility. Chuck Aug stated that when the state closed Farmers Street that it changed the traffic patterns. Aug asked that he be informed and kept in the loop in the discussions concerning parking on Washington Street. Another citizen complained that the primary problem is the congestion caused by vehicles parked on both sides of the street. The council members asked Hoffman to work with the city engineer and Public Works Director Bill Cox to come up with a plan and bring it back to the council to improve the situation.

Elevator Plaque

Richard Petsch, Preston Historical Society, announced that the elevator has been awarded National Registry status as a historical site. There will be a formal dedication and an unveiling of the plaque on Friday, May 19, at 5:00 p.m. He invited council members to attend and indicated that there would be refreshments.

Trout Days

Kerry Soiney requested and received permission from the council to use a portion of the trail for a bicycle race during Trout Days. He said that it will be about a one mile course with competitions for different ages and fo .....
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County moves ahead on airport building

Fri, May 4th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - County Engineer John Grindeland led a discussion about the possibility of erecting a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) building at the Preston/Fillmore County Airport at the commissioners May 1 meeting. Commissioner Randy Dahl related that the Air ..... 
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Spring Valley awards bid on sewer project

Fri, Apr 27th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - The Spring Valley City Council was pleased in the bids received for the upcoming storm sewer/sanitary sewer project. The engineer's estimate for the project was $1,236,771.10 and the low bidder was Road Constructors, Inc. with a bid ..... 
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JOBZ for RiverBend gets local approval

Fri, Apr 27th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - When the Rushford City Council met on Monday, April 23, they heard reports from City Administrator Windy Block and City Attorney Terry Chiglo on the same day's Fillmore County EDA meeting. Block, Chiglo, and representatives from RiverBend ..... 
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Commissioners Report: Crime Victims Rights Week

Fri, Apr 27th, 2007
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution declaring the week of April 22-28 to be Crime Victims Rights Week at their April 24 meeting. Sarah Monroe of Victim's Services noted that April was also Sexual Assault Awareness Month. ..... 
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Wind study approved in Greenleafton area

Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - On Thursday, April 19, 2007 the Fillmore County Zoning Board met to review three conditional use permits (CUPs) and to discuss zoning ordinance revisions.

Eco Energy Wind Tower

The Zoning Board welcomed Paul Roeder of Eco En ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Spring cleaning time

Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
Posted in Government

After opening and then closing the Board of Appeals and Equalization with absolutely no citizen comment, the Lanesboro City Council focused on cleaning up Lanesboro at their regular council meeting April 16. A citywide cleanup is planned for Earth D ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Preston's financial situation improving

Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
Posted in Government

Lloyd Johnson, CPA, presented his report on the financial condition of Preston at the end of 2006 at the April 16 city council meeting. Johnson stated that the last four years showed a decrease in outstanding debt. He praised the city staff, Joe Hof ..... 
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Spring Valley Council Report: Taxpayers raise questions at board of review

Fri, Apr 13th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - There's an old saying that you should take it to city hall, and that was the case at the last city council meeting in Spring Valley.

The council held their board of review meeting where property owners in the city can appeal ..... 
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