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Lanesboro City Council Report: Sales barn noise complaint


Fri, Nov 10th, 2006
Posted in Government

According to Jeff Johnson, he can't get rest at his own house because of the noise emitting from the nearby sales barn. Johnson told the Lanesboro City Council at their November 8th regular meeting that he's tried covering his windows with Styrofoam and plywood in an unsuccessful attempt to block the noise. Johnson specifically complained that trucks run all night long at the sales barn in addition to the loud bobcats used to clean the barns "from early morning 'til late at night." Johnson informed the council he'd spoken to the police and had been referred to the council.

City Administrator Bobbie Torgerson told the council there was no ordinance on work hours and when the police attempted to record the "noise" the level was not recordable. No other complaints have been filed; nor have there been any regarding the louder grain dryers in the city.

Joe Nelson of the Lanesboro Sales Barn answered Johnson, noting the sales barn has been in Lanesboro for 58 years with no complaints. He went on to say the barn tries not to use the loaders before seven a.m. and pointed out the company does as much business in town as possible, buying fuel and food locally as well as services from the bank, plumbers, and electricians. Sales at the barn are started early in the mornings (8 or 9) so clean up can be completed before too late in the evening. Nelson agreed to look into the possibility of mufflers for the bobcat loaders.

Ox Trail letter

Residents of Old Ox Trail area submitted a letter to the council urging them to contact Minowa to determine the minimum widening of Ox Trail necessary in order to work on the bridge in the area. They encouraged the city to work cooperatively with the township and county to save money on the projects. Roger Jorgenson was present at the meeting and noted the township "seemed to be at an impasse on the road over the top."

Council member Joe O'Connor repeated that his priority in the situation was safety. Council member Rob Norby added that Minowa was capable of building the bridge with access from only one end. Mayor Steve Rahn opined it would be "nice to widen it enough to get decent guardrails." Torgerson will set up a meeting with Minowa.

Community Survey

Over 200 community survey responses have been returned with 91 of those being online. Intern Ben Duven, a senior at Luther College, will input and tabulate the data and prepare a report on the survey sometime during December and Ja .....
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County Board approves social services contracts for 2007

Fri, Nov 10th, 2006
Posted in Government

It took the Fillmore County Board 55 minutes to go through a relatively short list of agenda items during their November 7, 2006 meeting. The main point of business was the approval of 2007 Social Services contracts as presented by Director Tom Boyd ..... 
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County approves tax forfeiture list

Fri, Oct 27th, 2006
Posted in Government

PRESTON - A revised list of parcels to be offered for sale at auction was approved at the October 24 county board meeting. Rushford City Parcel #06.0612.000 was removed from the list. Shirl Boelter from the auditor/treasurer's office explained that ..... 
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TRW plant closing almost a reality

Fri, Oct 27th, 2006
Posted in Government

The Rushford City Council turned their attention to the looming TRW closing at their regular October 23 council meeting. The official WARN notice was received a week earlier from TRW. In the legally required letter, TRW notified the city that layoff ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Passable Ox Trail Impasse

Fri, Oct 20th, 2006
Posted in Government

Mayor Steve Rahn reported on his recent hour-long meeting with the Carrolton Township Board at the Lanesboro City Council meeting October 16, telling the council the board was not interested in widening OxTrail unless it met state standards or at le ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Council raises salaries for ambulance crew officers

Fri, Oct 20th, 2006
Posted in Government

Preston - On October 16, the Preston City Council heard from a representative of the ambulance crew regarding increasing the volunteer ambulance officer salaries. During a previous volunteer ambulance meeting, members stated that the last salary rai ..... 
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Commissioners Report: County Board goes with E-85 trucks

Fri, Oct 13th, 2006
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Board had a light agenda at its October 10 meeting. Marc Prestby was absent due to jury duty. Last week the board had requested that Highway Engineer John Grindeland look into price comparisons for E-85 compatible pick-ups. Grind ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Perspectives on cycles and deer

Fri, Oct 13th, 2006
Posted in Government

Motorcycles-unwanted, unnecessary noise or the welcome sound of visitors arriving to spend time and money in Rushford? Deer-beautiful "pets" to feed and enjoy or pests that demolish gardens and yards? The Rushford city council spent much of their re ..... 
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Harmony City Council Report: Council discusses range of issues

Fri, Oct 13th, 2006
Posted in Government

Harmony - On October 10 the Harmony City Council discussed raising the utility rates for the city. Council members explored what the rates should be - the challenge is to raise the rate to reflect charges on a more current scale, however, if too lar ..... 
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