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Whalan prepares for parade


Fri, Apr 30th, 2010
Posted in Government

Mayor Larry Johnson called to order the April meeting of the Whalan City Council. Those present were: Johnny Halverson, Margaret Chiglo, Everett Johnson. David Rahn and Lolly Melander. The minutes of the March meeting were approved as read on a motion by Everett Johnson and seconded by David Rahn. Motion carried. David Rahn made a motion to approve payment of the bills due for the month. The motion was seconded by Margaret Chiglo. Motion carried.

Butch C. was present at the meeting to request having gravel put onto his alley. Larry said he would take care of this. Lanny asked about mowing for the season and said that he worked an average of nine and one-half hours per week. He said the oil has been changed on the mower and the blades have all been sharpened, so the mower is running in good shape and ready to go. The council approved his service for the 2010 season.

In old business, the following items were discussed:

• Town Hall Grant - a committee will meet and draft a letter to be sent out to past and present residents. A motion was made by Johnny Halverson and seconded by Everett Johnson that the council will set aside $20,000.00 for the Town Hall. Further action was tabled until next month.

• City Street Signs - Everett and Larry will walk around the city and check out the names of the streets and how many signs will be needed. Larry will call in the order. Further action was tabled until next month.

• Whalan Stand Still Parade - the planners for this event are asking the city for $400.00. They have already received $250 and are asking for an additional $150. A motion was made by Johnny Halverson and seconded by Everett Johnson to give the parade committee a total of $400 since it brings people to town and is good for business.

In new business, the following items were brought before the council:

• MN DNR Contract for Mowing - on a motion by David Rahn and seconded by Margaret Chiglo the council approved the contract for the 2010 season. Motion carried.

• Fillmore County Assessor - it was brought to the council's attention that Fillmore County Board of Review & Equalization was scheduled for April 19-22 at the assessor's office in Preston.

• Street Repairs - council will walk throughout the city and check the streets for needed repairs. Larry said he would talk to Andy Drake in Lanesboro and ask for his advice on street repair. Further action was .....
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Chatfield earns favorable AA bond rating

Fri, Apr 30th, 2010
Posted in Government

A public hearing was held on the intention of the city of Chatfield to issue General Obligation Capital Improvement Plan Bonds and a proposal to adopt the Capital Improvement Plan at the city council's April 26 meeting. City Clerk Joel Young introdu ..... 
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Rushford City Council drafts water offer

Fri, Apr 30th, 2010
Posted in Government

The ongoing topic of a water sale to the City of Rushford Village (CRV) consumed more than an hour of the exceptionally long Monday, April 26th, council meeting. Having received updated findings and a report from project engineer John Stewart, of BD ..... 
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When safety and convenience collide with history

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Commissioners went on their annual road tour on April 20 to view current, upcoming and proposed projects involving mostly roads, bridges and county highway shops. All of the county commissioners, highway engineer John Grindeland, ..... 
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When safety and convenience collide with history

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Commissioners went on their annual road tour on April 20 to view current, upcoming and proposed projects involving mostly roads, bridges and county highway shops. All of the county commissioners, highway engineer John Grindeland, ..... 
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City of Rushford Village discusses zoning for campground

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Government

The April 6, 2010, regular meeting was called to order by Mayor Gordon Johnson at 7:00 p.m. Council members present: Dennis Overland, Roger Ekern, Elizabeth Atkinson, Dale Schwanke. Also present: Zoning Administrator Howard Otis, Attorney Thomas Man ..... 
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Preston considering raising storm water utility rates

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman at the Preston City Council's April 19 meeting illustrated the coming shortages the city will experience if the current Storm Water fund does not receive more revenue by 2012. He explained the city adopted the Storm Wa ..... 
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Harmony listens to audit review

Fri, Apr 16th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Harmony City Council listened to the audit presentation from Jason Boynton of Smith Schaffer at their meeting on April 13. Boynton went over their fund balances, revenues, expenditures, reserves and debts for 2009. The council approved the audit ..... 
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County board questions land owner cost of getting into Rural Preserve Program

Fri, Apr 16th, 2010
Posted in Government

County Assessor Cindy Blagsvedt updated the Fillmore County Commissioners on the four steps landowners need to follow to apply for the Rural Preserve Program at the April 13 meeting. Blagsvedt said the purpose of the program is to improve or maintai ..... 
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