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Lanesboro City Council Report


Fri, Apr 23rd, 2004
Posted in Features

Persons with disabilities will have a new place to fish in Lanesboro once the new fishing platform is built by the DNR. With construction due to start this week, the Lanesboro Council approved the DNR-submitted public fishing platform agreement with revisions at their Monday, April 19 meeting.

The platform will be built on the pond in Sylvan Park and will offer recreational fishing opportunities to persons with disabilities. Previous plans showed the platform to be a simple decking with bumper stops for wheelchairs. There would be no railings to hinder the view and accessibility for the fishermen. The council will have input on the final design; the DNR will build the platform and then turn it over to the city.

The council had concerns about whose responsibility inspection and maintenance were. The interpretation was that the city would do such maintenance with reimbursement from the DNR, or the DNR could do it if the city didn’t do it soon enough. The council added a stipulation that if the platform were destroyed with the cost of repair more than fifty percent, it would be the responsibility of the DNR.

Alley at Church Hill

Properties

Vern Groen, representative of Bethlehem Church, contacted the city to ask if the alley adjacent to the church parking lot was scheduled to be paved this summer. The church had recently obtained bids to pave its parking lot. Unsure of the developers’ plans for the alley, the council at this time was hesitant to commit to blacktopping it.

Originally the alley was to have been moved; now, however, there is a possibility of it staying in the same place. Since only $28,000 was budgeted for paving, the council decided to look into minor repairs such as gravelling and replacing some guardrails or installing curbing. Bobbie Torgerson, city administrator, suggested inviting the developers to the next city meeting to talk about their current plans for the Church Hill project.

The council meeting was then closed to the public to discuss current litigation against the city by “parties alleging damage from the April 7, 2002 fire involving John Tuchek and to discuss “the potential indemnification issues of Tuchek and Minn. Stat. Sec. 466.07” with the city’s attorney Jon Iverson.

Other Business

In other business the council:

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Commonweal Theatre Review

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2004
Posted in Features

Lanesboro’s Commonweal Theatre Company has committed itself to producing “new works by emerging playwrights.”  With the opening of Marguerite Bonet as this season’s offering, the Common-weal has found a remarkable and effective new work.  ..... 
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Mission: Watoto 2004

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2004
Posted in Features

SPRING VALLEY - Twenty-four Spring Valley area residents are planning a trip of a lifetime. The group is made up of a diverse assemblage of adults and students – but they have one thing in common. They’re all passionate about making the long sojourn ..... 
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Making a human connection

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2004
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PETERSON - The phone rang at 4:30 a.m. “A colt was born about 2:30,” said Sylvia Passow, of Brush Poppin Ranch near Peterson. A few days earlier we’d talked about my witnessing how she imprints a new foal. “I’ll be there in 45 minutes,” I said, rolli ..... 
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Preston City Council Report

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2004
Posted in Features

Routine business items dominated the attention of the Preston City Council Monday evening, April 19.

Council member Steve Knoepke noted that the boy scouts were looking for projects and that there was a trash problem along the ..... 
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Lanesboro students get lesson about Leader Dogs

Fri, Apr 16th, 2004
Posted in Features

Lanesboro School’s fifth and sixth grade students got a special treat on Tuesday, April 13. Guest speaker Bunny Tabatt of Little Falls, Minnesota, along with her dog Baker, taught the students what a Leader Dog does.   The wi ..... 
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Judge dismisses complaint against Slabaughs

Fri, Apr 16th, 2004
Posted in Features

On Thursday, April 15, Judge Robert Benson dismissed a restraining order brought by Fillmore County against Eli and Mattie Slabaugh for being in violation of the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance.   The county had sued the Sla ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report

Fri, Apr 16th, 2004
Posted in Features

Concern for the youth of Rushford topped citizen input at the Rushford City Council meeting Monday, April 12. Holly Brand addressed the council, relating the story of her son’s recent encounter with meth and alcohol. While her son is now okay, Brand ..... 
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Gutknecht discusses Iraq, Social Security and other issues

Fri, Apr 16th, 2004
Posted in Features

Editor’s note: First District Congressman Gil Gutknecht was in Preston during the Congressional Easter Break. He sat down with Journal editor John Torgrimson on Friday, April 9, to discuss a range of issues effecting the nation and the people of Minn ..... 
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