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Lanesboro City Council Report: Council approves garbage contract


Fri, Feb 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

The Lanesboro City Council voted unanimously at their Monday, February 5 meeting, to grant a new five year contract to Waste Management for solid waste and recycling pick-up. The contract is for a period from April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2012.

The agreement calls for a rate increase that is tied annually to the consumer price index with a four percent maximum increase.

The base residential rate charged by the city will be $6.00 per month, with add-ons for purchase of bags, cart rentals and recycling. The contract also calls for a fuel surcharge. In the event diesel fuel reaches more than $3.00 per gallon, a surcharge of 25¢ per month will be added to the rate; conversely, if diesel fuel drops to less than $2.00 per gallon, the rate would fall 25¢.

Council member Joe O'Connor asked if Waste Management could work with the city to provide recycling containers along side regular trash containers in the city proper. O'Connor said that he had seen these in other communities.

"I would guess that Lanesboro has a higher volume of recyclables," O'Connor explained, referring to the number of tourists that come to town seasonally.

Margo Underwood of Waste Management complimented O'Connor for his forward thinking and assured the council that the company could work with the city on this.

City Administrator Bobbie Torgerson asked if Waste Management could assist with appliance pick-up during the city-wide spring clean-up.

Mark Goskeson, Site Manager for Waste Management, said that the company could arrange to set up a drop site where residents could bring appliances and be charged a set fee.

Comprehensive Plan

Carla Noack reported to the council on the progress of the comprehensive plan and the results of the community survey. The survey was completed by 223 residents and focused on questions related to economic development, housing and land-use.

Noack announced that public meetings would be held in the near future:

• February 13 - Housing (at Sylvan Manor at 6:00 p.m.);

• March 14 - Economic Development; and

• April 17 - Land-use.

"We will use the survey results, input from the community meetings and verbatim responses to the survey to create a snapshot of the community issues for the comprehensive plan," Noack said.

Noack praised Luther College intern Ben Duven who compiled the survey results. The comprehensive plan is expe .....
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Preston City Council Report: Feasibility study approved for Preston streets

Fri, Feb 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

Joe Palen of Bonestroo and Associates reviewed a preliminary report for Preston City streets at the February 5 Preston City Council meeting. Public Works Director Bill Cox noted that the streets were classified in one of three categories including h ..... 
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County puts moratorium on campgrounds, PUDs, and subdivisions

Fri, Feb 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - In a move that took many by surprise, the Fillmore County Board on Tuesday voted four to one to put in place a 12 month moratorium on the development and expansion of campgrounds, planned unit developments (PUDS) and subdivisions in the co ..... 
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County puts moratorium on campgrounds, PUDs, and subdivisions

Fri, Feb 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - In a move that took many by surprise, the Fillmore County Board on Tuesday voted four to one to put in place a 12 month moratorium on the development and expansion of campgrounds, planned unit developments (PUDS) and subdivisions in the co ..... 
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Rushford City Council: Mierau leaves big shoes to fill in Rushford

Fri, Jan 26th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - The January 22nd meeting of the Rushford City Council began with a moment of silence honoring the memory of former Council member Ron Mierau. His chair remained empty throughout the meeting as the council attempted to fill the vacancy he ..... 
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Commissioners Report: Public hearing set for Emergency Management Ordinance

Fri, Jan 26th, 2007
Posted in Government

Veteran Services/Emergency Management Director Deborah Teske reviewed a draft for the Fillmore County Ordinance at the January 23 county board meeting. The ordinance is required by the state and the draft has been reviewed by the county attorney and ..... 
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County Board in brief

Fri, Jan 26th, 2007
Posted in Government

Treasurer Balances

Auditor/Treasurer Shirl Boelter presented and received approval for the designated and reserve balances as of December 31, 2006. Boelter questioned the board about the nearly one million dollars in the building fund balance ..... 
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No action taken on Lanesboro land split

Fri, Jan 19th, 2007
Posted in Government

LANESBORO - Cold temperatures and slippery streets didn't keep visitors away from the Lanesboro City Council meeting January 16. A proposed lot split of the Randy Reynolds property brought neighbors Everett and Betty Johnson and Bucky Rogers, as wel ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Preston fire department changes approved

Fri, Jan 19th, 2007
Posted in Government

Outgoing fire chief Kurt Reicks detailed modifications requested by the Preston Fire Department (PFD) at the January 16 Preston City Council meeting. Reicks, who is also the Mayor, asked that the council approve Jerry Olson to be the new fire chief, ..... 
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