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Canton opens new Government Center


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

October brought an exciting change for Canton, as the new Government Center was opened. Virtually unrecognizable as the old liquor store, the updated building now has a handicap accessible entrance on the side of the building, an office and counter for the city clerk, and an open meeting room in the front. The building was refinished inside and out, yet able to keep a few original elements, including parts of the old tin ceiling.

The Canton City Council held its monthly meeting in the newly renovated building for the first time on October 8.

Garbage Bags vs. Totes

Greg Skauge of Richard’s Sanitation was present to discuss options for switching from placing garbage in bags for pick up to placing it in totes. Totes are the large plastic cans on wheels with lids and are available in three sizes. Skauge brought in a sample tote of each size to show the council as he explained the options.

Skauge stated that the sanitation industry is moving in the direction of totes, and eventually, automated trucks, encouraged by workers’ compensation insurers, since there are fewer injuries to sanitation workers when totes are used than when they are collecting bags from the ground.

Benefits to the town and residents include totes being cleaner, keeping stray animals and pests away from the garbage, and not having to buy expensive bags. The totes would be owned by Richards Sanitation, so residents would not need to purchase them, but they would be responsible for keeping the totes clean. Each tote has a serial number so it can be assigned to a property and tracked.

Canton residents currently pay $8 per month and must put their garbage out in bags, which cost $1.50 per bag. Recycling is currently being picked up at no additional cost. There are still a couple of years left on the current contract between the city and Richard’s Sanitation, but it could be voided upon agreement of both parties.

The cost difference for totes depends on how many bags a residence is currently using and the size of tote chosen, so some would see an increase, while others could see a decrease in cost.

The smallest tote, 32 gallons, costs $10.14 per month; the 64 gallon tote costs $11.62 per month; and the largest tote, 96 gallons, costs $13.09 per month. In addition, recycling would need to be put in a separate tote, which costs $6 per month. Skauge noted that they would not pick .....
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Lanesboro approves policy regarding frozen pipes

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The extreme cold temperatures we experienced last winter left a lot of people in many communities dealing with frozen water pipes. Since it has been predicted this coming winter will be similar, some communities are going into it prepared. Lanesb ..... 
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Rushford Village waits for answers

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Several issues and the projects for the city are in a holding pattern. While the majority is ready to move forward, various pieces of information remain before the city can press on. The Tuff Lane Bridge project, estimated as a nearly $100,000 cou ..... 
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Preston Sets Alley Assessment Policy

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

An addition to Preston’s assessment policy was approved at the city council’s October 6 meeting. About three weeks earlier, requests for several possible alley improvements had been discussed. Councilman David Harrison was absent. At that time ..... 
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Mabel City Council discusses renovating ball field

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on October 8, 2014 at 7 pm. City Council member Kirsten Wyffels was absent. Sean Welty from Davy Engineering was present at the meeting to update the council. Jech Excavating has encountered several problems with the ..... 
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Peterson preps for County 25 hearing

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

Having set the new hearing date for Wednesday, October 22, the city of Peterson is not leaving anything to chance and has invited a large panel to address public concerns. This hearing is the second regarding the authorization of the project and it ..... 
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Rushford council approves ordinance change allowing hunt

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Following a public hearing Monday, September 22, the Rushford council unanimously approved changes to two ordinances that could potentially pave the way for in-city deer hunting. The topic has been up for discussion for several years and during the ..... 
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County hears recommendation for a Real Time Flood Warning system

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Government

By Karen Reisner Ken Soiney, River Rats Outfitters in Lanesboro, and Mike Welvaert, hydrologist/meteorologist for the National Weather Service in La Crosse, discussed the need for a real time warning system up-river from Lanesboro during the Citize ..... 
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Government this week

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Government

•Monday, October 13, Whalan City Council meeting, 5 p.m., City Hall. •Monday, October 13, Houston City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m., City Hall. •Monday, October 13, Wykoff City Council meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall. •Monday, October 13, Chatfie ..... 
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