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Spring Valley approves bond sale for street project


Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, May 9, 2016. Members in attendance were Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Bill Bires was absent. The council approved minutes of the April 25 meeting, and May Preliminary Accounts Payable. No visitors had signed up to speak to the council.

The main agenda item was consideration of a proposed General Obligation Bond for the street improvement project. Deb Zimmer presented information showing the bids received, and said Robert W. Baird & Company was the recommended bid. She explained some of the basic numbers involved, and pointed out the payment schedule, tax levies and special assessment included. She said there were “no surprises” in the document, and said the council could either act on the proposal now, or wait if council members had questions. She added, “We did get our rating, we’re an A+ rating.” Council members voiced no questions, and the council unanimously approved Resolution 2016-19, Providing for Issuance and Sale of $1,550,000 GO Bond 2016B.

Next, the council considered the EMT Leave of Absence requests regarding Lee Ann Malfar and Stacy Tart. Todd Jones asked if things would be OK “coverage-wise” if these leaves are granted, and it was explained that coverage would be OK. The council unanimously approved the leaves of absence.

The council then OK’d the liquor license renewal for T.J.’s Liquor. Zimmer explained that other annual liquor license renewal requests will be coming soon, but this was the only one received so far.

Todd Jones voiced his concern that, “I’d like to be able to get some of these yards nipped in the bud…Yards that haven’t been mowed yet…There’s multiple in town.” The council agreed to ask Chad to go around and check to see which homeowners need to be contacted regarding this issue.

Next, Zimmer said she hadn’t yet heard confirmation regarding whether fire and ambulance coverage will be on hand for the Almanzo event. Ben Schlaak answered, “Ambulance will be there.” Mayor Struzyk said it would be a busy weekend with the Almanzo event and other related happenings in town. The meeting adjourned about 6:15 p.m. The next regular meeting is schedule May 23 at 6 p,m. The public is welcome.

Wykoff citizens voice concerns

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council met on May 11 in regular session. Members in attendance were Mitch Grabau, Rocky Vreeman, Mayor Al Williams, Megan Lund, and Brody Mensink. City Clerk Cheryl Davis was absent. Regarding Davis, Mayor Williams said, “She ..... 
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County supports comprehensive, sustainable transportation funding

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in All Government

At the May 10 Fillmore County board meeting commissioners approved sending a letter to Governor Mark Dayton and legislators requesting a transportation package this legislative session. The letter will be signed by all of the county commissioners. ..... 
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Preston TIF hearings scheduled

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

At the May 2 Preston City Council meeting, two public hearings were called regarding tax increment financing districts. Shelly and Paul Hanson have requested TIF assistance for their plans to reconstruct the B & B Bowl, including a bowling alley, ..... 
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Shady job offer targets area college students

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in All Government

BURNSVILLE, MN – April 5, 2016 – Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) has received the first local report about an employment scam targeting college students nationwide. This scheme first came to the attention of BBB of ..... 
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Davids bill would assist residents with MNsure liens

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in All Government

ST. PAUL – Following news reports that found a number of Minnesota residents had liens placed on their property after they had signed up for health insurance through MNsure, State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) is co-authoring legislation ..... 
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TZD grant and SHIP projects

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in All Government

Brenda Pohlman, health educator, gave a presentation at the county board’s May 3 meeting. About a month ago she attended a Lifesavers Conference in California. One session at the conference centered on pedestrian and driver distractions. Distrac ..... 
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Lanesboro celebrates EMS week

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met for their regular meeting on May 2, at 5:30 p.m. All council members were present. The consent agenda was approved and included the minutes of the last meeting, accounts payable, and the fire lane ordinance. Poli ..... 
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Ostrander ponders fire truck purchase

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in Ostrander Government

The Ostrander City Council met on May 3 for a regular meeting. Members present were Erin Brugh, Pam Kunert, Mayor Pat Nesler, and DJ Start. Clerk Chris Hyrkas and Heidi Jones were absent. Insurance agent Ann Keim addressed the council regarding t ..... 
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