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Maust addresses Preston City Council regarding Heartland


Fri, Nov 22nd, 2002
Posted in Features

Robert Maust, Heartland Energy and Recycling, LLC, brought the Preston City Council up to speed on his latest efforts to address some of the negative concerns raised over the the proposed electrical power generating facility that would use tire-derived fuel. Meeting with the city council at their November 18 meeting, Maust told the council that he had met with the MPCA that day to review many of the questions asked in the 87 letters sent from the community to the regulating agency.

"We feel that all questions can be addressed," said Maust. "We feel pretty good about the project."

Maust hopes the company will be able to come before the council in the latter part of January with some hard core plans. Maust pointed out that to his knowledge, there hasn’t been anyone (from the council) out to visit the proposed site. Maust told the council members that blueprints are available for review and he would be glad to take the time to go through them.

"It’s the polluting of the air that is the main concern," explained Councilman Mike Gartner in regard to the community’s lack of support for the project.

"That is well taken," agreed Maust. "I like clean air, too". The technology behind the plant’s plans is as good as it can get, emphasized the businessman. Modeling can be done whereby it would reproduce the city’s atmospheric & geographic conditions to show how the emitted burn-off would disperse.

Maust said there had been so many negative things brought up about the proposed plant. In his defense, Maust pointed the plant would use 300 tons of scrap tires (30,000 tires) per day. 140 tons per day is now going to landfill; the plant would be able to recover 50 tons of steel per day because of this process.

According to Maust, a plant like this will save 400 tons of coal per day. It will also provide employment for 20-22 individuals as well as private contractors to haul materials.

Regardless of the positive points brought out, the majority of the city’s residents are concerned about the impact a plant of this kind will have on the community.

The Preston City Council has requested that the MPCA carry out an Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed energy facility.

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Lanesboro City Council proceeds with Coffee Street bridge project

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2002
Posted in Features

A packed room, a court stenographer, and a couple of lawyers—the elements of a courtroom drama? Wrong, these were all part of an extremely eventful November 18th meeting of the Lanesboro City Council. Citizens packed the meeting room for the discussi ..... 
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Old-world wagon rekindles Gypsy spirit

Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
Posted in Features

It's not uncommon to come across wagons in all shapes and sizes dotting the countryside throughout the rural areas of Fillmore County. Wagons are a much needed and relied upon necessity for today's farmers. But travel a few miles north of Canton and ..... 
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Commissioner's Report: Wetland Preservation Program starts up

Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
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The Wetland Preservation Program took a major step forword as the county approved its first two qualified applicants. Jeremy Maul, Soil & Water Conservation District, presented applications for an 11.9 acre parcel in Jordon Township owned by Gary And ..... 
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Fillmore County Fair comes under scrutiny

Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
Posted in Features

Approximately 70 people turned out for the Fillmore County Ag Society annual meeting on Thursday, November 7, at the Fillmore County Office Building. Many of those in attendance came to talk about how to improve the Fillmore County Fair.
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Rushford City Council Report: Citizen input sought on library building

Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
Posted in Features

Revisiting the library board’s presentation and proposal to build a new library from the previous meeting, the Rushford City Council had some questions about at their November 12th council meeting.

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Cornucopia and Commonweal withdraw from Lanesboro Center for the Arts project

Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
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Citing the need to refocus their energies internally, two Lanesboro arts organizations have formally withdrawn from participating in the Lanesboro Center for the Arts (LCA) project.

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Harmony City Council reviews financing options for wastewater system

Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
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Harmony’s City Council met once again with Chuck Janski to discuss financing options on the $909,000 wastewater system project. The city could qualify for the Rural Development Grant – if the city can get the paperwork done before the year 2000 mediu ..... 
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Eyota man charged with murder

Fri, Nov 8th, 2002
Posted in Features

On the morning of Thursday, November 7, Fillmore County Sheriff officers charged Joseph Allen Folkert with the murder death of Clarence Paulson. The 22 year-old Eyota resident was arrested at the Olmsted County Jail where he had been held since Octob ..... 
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