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Scheevel - Letter to the editor


Fri, Nov 14th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

Attention Preston voters! We are holding a special election on Jan. 15, 2004 for the purpose of electing a city council member to finish the term of the late Mike Gartner. Through a quirk in our system the mayor got to temporarily appoint R. L. Sauer until an election can be held. Presently our council consists of 2 write-inís from the last election, one appointed and 2 who filed and were elected in the usual manner. Since this appointment in Oct 03, Pechulis, McGarvey and Sauer have voted to block all issues related to Heartland Energy. I will also add that a SEMEP member coaches this group with cue cards and another walks information to R. L. Sauer at the conference table. Their sole purpose appears to be stopping Heartland Energy LLC. This prevents an industry from paying a large amount of taxes to our city and also having a payroll in excess of 1 million dollars a year to circulate in our economy. These actions also place a cloud over our city, thus new industry and new residents are now hesitant to come to Preston. Since Oct. 03 what have these three done?

1) Ignored our attorneys advice and refused to issue a permit to a long time businessman without stating a legitimate reason.

2) Grabbed the authority to issue that permit from our zoning administrator(Fred Nagle).

3) Proposed a six month ban on all building permits in town (presented by R. L. Sauer).

4) Decided by a 3 to 2 vote to involve the city in a lawsuit against the State of Minn. thereby exposing the city taxpayers to huge legal expenses and a court suit by Heartland Energy. That works out that we are suing ourselves. Now I donít think we are going to come out a winner on such a fiasco.

5) Introduced a variety of resolutions that the mayor and others write without consulting our legal council and seem to expect that they will stand up when exposed to someone with legal training.

6) Avoided an attempt by the League of Minnesota Cities to meet and possibly help us steer clear of a legal quagmire that will surely happen if we continue on the present path.

Steve Knoepke, former council member (8 yrs), chairman of the fitness center task force (2 yrs.), chairman of the Public Utilities Commission, fireman (21 yrs.) and lifetime resident of Preston has filed for Mikeís unexpired term. I would like .....
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Roessler - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 14th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Preston

A previous writer in this forum challenged citizens to ďstand up and take our town back before itís too late.Ē Too late for what? The town of Preston and the surrounding area are not up for grabs, and they a ..... 
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Conway - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 14th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

I have recently moved back to the roots of my Norwegian Heritage. I spent glorious days as a child on my grandparents farm. I embraced this love of the land.

I previously lived on La ..... 
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Birkeland - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 14th, 2003
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Letter about Heartland  The Heartland tire burning plant is a large -scale project that will have far ranging effects if it is built. This is not just a Preston issue. Many of us living in nearby communities feel we have had ..... 
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Szuch - Letter To the Editor

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Preston politics

Dear Preston,

What happened to us? The city of Preston used to be the friendliest town I had ever lived in. People CARED about one another. Now we are faced with a divisivenes ..... 
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Runningen - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

To answer Robert L Sauerís comments as of October 30th. He said there is a lot of misinformation circulating in town. He hit the nail on the head. There are two on the City Council that are against the Hea ..... 
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Hampel - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland and Mayor Pechulis

Iíve been reading all these letters to the editor complaints and to be quite honest, it makes me sick!

Everywhere I go, I hear people complaining about this patheti ..... 
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Davids - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
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Letter about Veteranís Day

It used to be that when we recognized Veteranís Day we were honoring those who served in World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict. But in the last several years the Gulf War and the recent ..... 
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Laughlin - Letter to the editor

Fri, Oct 31st, 2003
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Letter about Spring Street meeting on Nov. 17th

Spring Street Project Residents,

I wanted to make everyone aware of the meeting Nov. 17th at Preston City Hall. This will be an open meeting to let us all kno ..... 
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