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Weight limits enforced on County Roads


Fri, May 9th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - County Engineer John Grindeland fielded questions from board members at the May 6 meeting. A citizen called in Friday, May 2, to report an abuse of weight restrictions on a county gravel road. The county sheriff was notified and a deputy was sent out. Two vehicles hauling cement were stopped and the deputy was informed that there were five more to come.

Grindeland explained that the county does not issue over weight permits. The sheriff can go back thirty days and check for other over weight loads that the cement company may have delivered on restricted roads. Grindeland said that he understood that the trucks were hauling 10 yards of cement when restrictions would only allow them to haul 3 yards to stay legal. He said that the cement company was asked to hire a contractor to put the road back in condition or the county will have to do it and bill the cement company.

Grindeland stressed that in order to have useful enforcement, the enforcement has to go all the way through the courts. Chairman Randy Dahl maintained that the county doesn't have the resources to patrol every gravel road. In this case, there was a complaint and the violators were caught. The complainant noted that the trucks had been running for two or three days. The county engineer determines when county road restrictions are to be lifted and places a notice in the official paper.

• Grindeland asked for and received approval of the low bid to purchase a snow plow with an underbelly blade, wing, and salt brine tank. The vehicle being replaced was totaled last winter with an insurance settlement of $26,000 plus. He suggested that the underbelly blade and the brine tank additions are new and the county will be testing their effectiveness with this vehicle.

• Dahl questioned Grindeland about the omission of Rushford Village on the front of the new county maps. Grindeland said that all of the cities were asked to verify their city boundaries and streets and that not all of them responded. Commissioner Duane Bakke retorted that Rushford Village can't be both a city and a township. He added that three different type of maps are sold in the county including the road map, SWCD map and the Farm and Home booklet. Dahl wants to delay the release of the maps giving him time to check with the people in Rushford Village to see if maybe a sticker addition on front recognizing the city would be appropriate. Commissioner Marc Prestby insisted that no map is .....
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Preston Fire Department to manage gambling

Fri, May 9th, 2008
Posted in Government

At the May 5 Preston City Council meeting, council members considered three proposals submitted by local organizations applying for the opportunity to manage gambling activities at the B & B Bowl. Several months ago the council had decided to try to ..... 
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Lanesboro Council looks at property issues

Fri, May 9th, 2008
Posted in Government

The Lanesboro City Council meeting on May 5 included a few different planning and zoning issues with property in town. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that the city approve a request from Bob Schrupp about his property located kitty c ..... 
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Full house at Lanesboro assessment hearing

Fri, May 2nd, 2008
Posted in Government

There was a full house at the Community Center when Lanesboro held a Preliminary Assessment Hearing for upcoming street repairs on Monday,April 28. Many residents who live on both Whittier Street and Maple Drive showed up to ask questions and expres ..... 
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Spring Valley Council deals with routine business

Fri, May 2nd, 2008
Posted in Government

Mainly routine business at the Spring Valley City Council meeting. A resolution was passed approving write-offs of certain uncollectible ambulance accounts. The total write-off for 2008 so far is $11,204.77. In 2007 those write-offs amounted to $84, ..... 
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Rushford looks at water problem

Fri, May 2nd, 2008
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - There was a lengthy discussion about water at last Monday's, April 28, 2008, regular city council meeting in Rushford, but surprisingly, the topic was not flood water.

The need for a water treatment plant was evident and funds we ..... 
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Lanesboro council hears about Buffalo Bill Days events, need for volunteers

Fri, Apr 25th, 2008
Posted in Government

LANESBORO - Plans are already under way for Lanesboro's Buffalo Bill Days celebration, held every August. The co-chairs of the committee Karen Scheevel and Diane Marzolf had planned on being at the City Council meeting on April 21 but were unable to ..... 
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Preston Council okays bike time trials for Trout Days

Fri, Apr 25th, 2008
Posted in Government

The Preston City Council wrapped up its business on April 21 in a mere seven minutes. David Harrison was absent. City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that there was a request to again have the bike races ran against the clock on Saturday, May 15 ..... 
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County Board supports conservation efforts on Earth Day

Fri, Apr 25th, 2008
Posted in Government

Kevin Kuehner and Donna Rasmussen, Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), detailed projects the district is working with and requested the Fillmore County board's support at their April 22 meeting. As County Coordinator Karen Brown acknowledge ..... 
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