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Harmony City Council Report: Water tower painting delayed until well work is completed


Fri, Jul 13th, 2007
Posted in Government

The City of Harmony's plans to repaint and reseal the water tower will have to wait until some major changes are made to the nearby well. Russ Stammer from the engineering company Bonestroo explained to the council at their July 10 meeting, that the well is piped differently than most, as it is piped directly into the tower instead of the water mains.

The water tower will have to be drained for the painting project, and the city will need to depend on the well during that time for its water supply. Stammer stated the well itself is still good, but the water tower is living on "borrowed time," and will eventually need to be replaced. According to city employee Chris Johnson, the water tower has been up since 1938, and the well, which is one of two in the city, is from around 1950.

Stammer estimated the cost of changing the piping on the well at somewhere between $15-25,000. To save the city time and money, he suggested avoiding formal advertising and specs and get quotes from two or more contractors. He added that the city will need to put in an application to the Department of Health before starting the project. Once plans are drawn up, they can be sent to the contractors and the Dept. of Health at the same time.

Stammer also indicated that Bonestroo would like to be authorized to use their services, at a cost of $3-5,000. They will try to save the city as much money as possible.

City Administrator Jerome Illg said he will have to talk to Maguire Iron about possibly delaying the painting and sealing project, and find out if their original price will remain the same if delayed. Stammer believed the well project could be done this fall, probably in less than a week.

Stammer showed the council photographs of the well and explained what needs to be done. Apparently, the well had been piped underground at one time and had been changed.

Johnson stated that the project would eliminate several problems, as there has been some trouble in the last few years with the way things are set up. The council approved going ahead with the project.

Community Center

Improvements

Several months ago the council approved a project to help save energy costs in the community center building. In some of the rooms, new panel walls would be put in place of the large windows, with heating and cooling for each room located right in the wall. The large windows that are in each room now allow a lot of heat to es .....
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Rushford City Council Report: Airport agreements approved

Fri, Jul 13th, 2007
Posted in Government

The Rushford City Council moved ahead with airport improvements as they approved agreements with consulting firm Mead and Hunt, Inc. at their regular meeting July 9. The council had been hesitant to sign agreements without reassurance from the FAA r ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council Report: Waste Management makes request for reconsideration

Fri, Jul 13th, 2007
Posted in Government

Dan Goodsell and Margo Underwood representatives of Waste Management, Spring Valley's current holder of the garbage contract, asked the council to reconsider their intention to put out for bids to other area garbage services at the July 9 meeting. C ..... 
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Preston considers State Building Code

Fri, Jul 6th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Preston City Council members again discussed the pros and cons of adopting the State Building Code at their July 2 meeting. City Administrator Joe Hoffman noted that the issue was first discussed about a month ago. The council tabled the i ..... 
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Whalan subdivision in planning stages

Fri, Jul 6th, 2007
Posted in Government

WHALAN - The Whalan City Council has plans to enter into a development agreement with Secluded Land Company of Desoto, Wisconsin. The company hopes to build a subdivision on 95 acres in Section 9 of Holt Township on an area across the Root River fro ..... 
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County considers health care change

Fri, Jul 6th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Social Services Director Thomas Boyd again discussed with the commissioners the possibility of joining Houston, Mower, and Winona counties in County Based Purchasing (CBP) at their July 3 meeting. In 1999, the CBP model of managed care was ..... 
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Proposed walking trail pros and cons

Fri, Jul 6th, 2007
Posted in Government

Lanesboro - When the Lanesboro City Council held a hearing on a proposed walking trail as part of their regular meeting July 2, they heard plenty-both pro and con! The walking trail project currently has been allocated $1,200 of the $12,000 TMI gran ..... 
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Spring Valley accepts low bid on sewer project

Fri, Jun 29th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - It was a night of financial housekeeping at the Spring Valley City Council at their June 25 meeting.

Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates presented to the Council the results of the bond sale for the Stormwater/Sewer project ..... 
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Rushford considers police contract options

Fri, Jun 29th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - Continuing with a proactive attitude, the Rushford City Council spent much of their regular council meeting June 25 discussing possible police service options to offer the City of Rushford Village (CRV). The former police contract expired ..... 
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