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Joint meeting held in Harmony


Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council, Harmony EDA, and Fillmore Central School Board met on March 14 at 7 p.m. for a special joint meeting.

“Getting these groups together is very important, especially for Harmony.” EDA director Chris Giesen noted as he opened the meeting, adding that the first annual joint meeting, held in 2015, was very helpful.

EDA and city council member Deb Swenson updated the group on what the city council has accomplished in the past year. The community garden, library mural, and the new wellhouse were a few of the projects she mentioned.

Giesen gave the EDA report for 2015. The EDA worked with Steve and Umbelina Cremer to start a daycare/learning center in Harmony and are still looking for a way to bring a dentist into town. They are continuing the housing rebate program. By selling a house donated to the EDA by Wells Fargo, they were able to build the community foundation. The job fair that the EDA hosted at the high school went very well, with approximately 30 businesses participating.

Giesen noted that the Harmony housing market is holding steady. The biggest problem encountered with getting young couples to move to Harmony has been the lack of daycare in town, but with the Harmony Kids Learning Center set to open in about a month, that won’t be an issue anymore. There has also been quite a bit of commercial growth in Harmony.

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith explained how the old stage gym in the middle school has been redone from ceiling to floor. The high school gym is now air conditioned, and there is a new HVAC system at the high school. Tuck pointing is planned for this summer. The district is also planning to put a parking lot in at the high school to help alleviate the parking issues.

The district would like to build a storage shed on city property at the Harmony Community Center and has been discussing the project with the city. The shed would be used to store the Monster Bash materials and football equipment. The exact size has not been decided on, but the finished shed would probably encompass about four car stalls, with the city using one of those stalls.

The school has been looking for a location to put a baseball field in Harmony with no success.

Keith asked whether the EDA would be interested in putting together a flyer with points of interest in Harmony to distribute to out-of-town visitor .....
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Rushford approves report for Street Utility Improvement; canoe launch agreement

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in Rushford Government

In a three-hour meeting, Monday, March 14, the Rushford Council hit at a number of ongoing project preparations. A preliminary engineering report for the 2016 Street Utility Improvement took the majority of discussion. Brain Malm, engineer for Bolt ..... 
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Trail Days 2016 will be one day event

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on March 3, 2016 for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. A community meeting was held at the Fountain Community Center on March 1 regarding Fountain Trail Days 2016. It was decided that the town celebration wi ..... 
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County discusses small community septic issues

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in All Government

At the March 8 meeting of the county board, Sheila Craig, Community Sewage Treatment Facilitator for Southeast Minnesota Wastewater Initiative, asked for a signature on an application for Cherry Grove to be put on the Minnesota Pollution Control Ag ..... 
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Peterson approves change in electrical rate

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Government

At the Wednesday, March 9 council meeting, the City of Peterson approved new electrical utility rates, following an in-depth rate study. The study, conducted by Star Energy Services, looked to address increasing costs of utility service and situatin ..... 
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Thomas Trehus addresses Harmony City Council

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met for their regular meeting on March 8 at 7 p.m. All were present except for City Administrator Jerome Illg. Thomas Trehus introduced himself to the city council during the public forum. Trehus is running for Minneso ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council approves distillery

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met for their regular meeting on March 7, at 5:30 p.m. There were 21 visitors present at the meeting. The consent agenda was approved and included the abbreviated version of the renewable energy ordinance for publis ..... 
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Kids Corner of Caledonia plans to expand to Mabel

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met for their regular meeting on March 9 at 7 p.m. One council member was absent. Mayor Jim Westby opened several bids for the building of the wastewater treatment plant shed. The council read bids which covered labor an ..... 
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Manufactured home park green belt issue continues

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

At the March 7 meeting of the Preston City Council, there was a lengthy, contentious discussion concerning the city’s ordinance 152.04, which was approved in 1971. Specifically, discussion centered around the definition of a “green belt” and ..... 
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