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Harmony City Council: Delinquent receivables challenge Harmony Council


Fri, Nov 14th, 2003
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"I think the city should pursue these people" stated Henry Becker, Harmony, an upset landlord who has gotten caught up in the middle of a legal dispute concerning services provided to a past tenant that haven’t been paid for. Becker spoke before the Council during the public hearing regarding delinquent utility assessments. His property includes the trailer park near the city’s laundromat "If I have to pay it I will, but I don’t want to see it happen again". According to Becker, the past tenant has made no effort to make good on the account.Becker was made aware of the delinquent bill by the city through a certified letter. His response was to shut the power off. This normally doesn’t happen until an account is more than two months old. Regulations regarding shut-off during winter months also hinder this process. In the meantime, the bill continues to grow. City regulations covering landlords’ responsibility include water, sewer, and garbage. In this case, Becker must cover $250.91. The city must still try to recover the $100 due for electrical service. If a landlord doesn’t cleanup a late account, that dollar amount will be assessed on his or her taxes.Becker stated that the city of Rushford takes delinquent bills to small claims court where judgments can then be made. The problem with this, though, pointed out members of the council, is that its tough to hand down a judgement on someone that doesn’t own property.City Administrator Jerome Illg stated that some services are maintained on a late account by having 20% of that account paid and keeping the current charges paid for. Eventually the account is paid in full.Spokesperson for the American Legion of Harmony, Richard Scrabeck, also addressed the council regarding a past due account. A business rented the property from the Legion, incurred bills, and then moved on. Another party is now operating the property. The outstanding account is at $970.94. The legion thought they were responsible for the entire amount. However, as the landlord, they are only liable for the water, sewer, and garbage, a figure that stands at $204.20. The Legion will be able to cover this cost. The council approved a resolution which requests the County Auditor to list due accounts as special assessments on the tax rolls for taxes payable in 2004 and to be collected in a single installment.Delinquent accounts on Fire and Ambulance calls . . . .....
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Preston Council considers interim ordinance

Fri, Nov 14th, 2003
Posted in Features

The Preston City Council held a special meeting on Thursday, November 13, to discuss placing an interim ordinance on certain kinds of industrial development for one year until the city has had adequate time to study the issue.   [Read the Rest]

Maust suit scheduled for Thursday in Chatfield

Fri, Nov 14th, 2003
Posted in Features

Judge James Fabian will hear arguments in a mandamus suit brought against the city of Preston by Bob and Elaine Maust of Heartland Energy & Recycling. Court is scheduled for Thursday, November 20 at 9:00 a.m. in Chatfield.    ..... 
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1940 Armistice Day Storm remembered

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
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The morning of Monday, November 11, 1940 started as a typical November day aside from the unseasonably warm temperatures. Wanting to make the most of the sixty degree day, people headed to Armistice Day ceremonies or other public events. Duck hunting ..... 
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County Board discusses new state audit regulations

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
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With the state now allowing counties to hire their own auditors, thus saving dollars, Fillmore County, along with several others counties, have made plans to seek out a suitable firm to take on the work. Policy Coordinator Karen Brown, along with Shi ..... 
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Judge warns attorneys in zoning case to “come prepared” to trial

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
Posted in Features

Judge Robert Benson on Tuesday, presiding at a pre-trial hearing in the civil case between Fillmore County versus Eli and Matti Sla-baugh, chastised lawyers from both sides to “come prepared” when the case goes to trial on December 10 in Chatfield.[Read the Rest]

Fillmore County District Court Bench warrant issued for Lanesboro man, attorney files motion for mistrial

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
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A bench warrant was issued by Judge Robert Benson on November 3 for the arrest of Ryan Lee Peterson, 21, of Lanesboro, after Peterson failed to appear for sentencing. Peterson was convicted by a jury on October 2 of three felony counts of Assault in ..... 
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Election results 2003

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
Posted in Features

The results of Tuesday’s general election are as follows:

City Elections

•Rushford:

Mayor, two year term; two Council positions, four year term.

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A Sign of the Times

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
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A piece of local history is on display at the Minnesota History Museum in St. Paul. The historical artifact is a hand-lettered sign advertising a teen dance in the Fountain elementary school gym during the1960's.

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