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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 Day, April 28 starting as early as eight a.m. City Administrator Bobbie Torgerson urged the council as well as all citizens to join in cleaning the city. Council member Kevin Drake and Torgerson will lead tours of the utility plant including demonstrations of the water wheel. They will be giving away free energy efficient light bulbs to encourage residents to switch to the power saving bulbs.

Garbage bags and gloves will be available to volunteers at City Hall. Torgerson pointed out that geo-caching would be happening at the same time so volunteers could participate in that while also cleaning up the city. The river will also get a spring cleanup; Root River Outfitters and Little River General Store will provide canoes to aid in the cleanup.

Appliances may be brought to the softball field for disposal. Elderly residents who need help with appliance and brush pickup are urged to call City Hall.

Other cleanups

Apparently some people in their cleanup fervor have used the brush dump as a garbage and junk dump. With garbage cans, metal, and roofing materials left at the brush dump, the city has found it necessary to lock the gate. People wishing to take lawn and garden refuse to the brush dump will now have to stop at City Hall to check out the gate key. Torgerson assured the council the brush dump would, however, be open all day on April 28 for the citywide cleanup.

Sylvan Park will soon see some cleanup and refreshing as well; the aging picnic shelter in the camping area will be taken down and replaced. The Park Board is checking into the cost of removing blacktop and planting grass around the rain garden area. If the rain garden doesn't work then, the board will consider installing a pump there.

Other business

In other business the council:

• approved a request for the creation of a Sunday night softball league;

• heard the library report from Vince Jeannette informing them a recent fundraising dance garnered $530 for a 24/7 bookdrop and that Laura Gudmunson would be leading the summer reading program;

• approved Torgerson attending NIMS (National Incident Management System) training for two days, necessary to comply with FE .....
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Preston City Council Report: Preston's financial situation improving

Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
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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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Rushford City Council: RiverBend Electronics takes over TRW

Fri, Apr 13th, 2007
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RUSHFORD - RiverBend Electronics general manager Gregg Reick, using a PowerPoint presentation, introduced his company to the Rushford City Council at their regular meeting April 9. RiverBend is a new company affiliated with RiverSide Electro ..... 
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Sheriff's Office receives Safe & Sober award

Fri, Apr 13th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - County Sheriff Daryl Jensen informed the county board at their April 10 meeting that Fillmore County was the only county in Minnesota to receive a first place award in the 2006 Safe & Sober Challenge. The award is in recognition of improve ..... 
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Harmony approves plan for Jacobson addition

Fri, Apr 13th, 2007
Posted in Government

HARMONY - Residents of Harmony turned out for the Public Hearing on the Jacobson Addition project last Tuesday evening. The hearing was held before the regular city council meeting. Brett Grabau from the engineering firm Bonestroo & Associates prese ..... 
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Tschumper addresses county board

Fri, Apr 6th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Representative Ken Tschumper started his discussion saying that he had some good news at the April 3 board meeting. He said that the $500,000 needed to forgive Fillmore County's MR-RC (mental retardation and related conditions) Waiver debt ..... 
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Church Hill development agreement signed

Fri, Apr 6th, 2007
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LANESBORO - With a development agreement signed at the Lanesboro City Council meeting April 2, developer Dan Anderson can now move ahead with his plans for the old school building. According to the agreement, construction is to begin by December 31, ..... 
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Historical elevator restoration nearly completed

Fri, Apr 6th, 2007
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The president of the Historical Society in Preston, Dick Petsch, updated the city council on restoration progress for the old elevator at the April 2 meeting. Council member Jon Haugan was absent.

Petsch proudly reported that the ele ..... 
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