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Canton continues wastewater treatment talks


Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

The regular meeting of the Canton City Council met on March 3. Mayor Johnson called the meeting to order. Those present were: Donivee Johnson, Cindy Shanks, Carl Ernst, Ross Duckett, Lolly Melander and Jon Nordsving. Hank Selden was absent.

Minutes from the previous meeting were approved as read. A motion was made by Cindy Shanks and seconded by Carl Ernst to pay bills as presented to the council. Motion carried.

Jon Nordsving presented the following wastewater treatment updates to the council:

a. water control system: (1) $2,500 manual; (2) $2,800 automatic. Council chose to purchase the automatic for $2,800 on a motion made by Cindy Shanks and seconded by Carl Ernst. Motion carried.

b. sewer line inspection - council viewed a new video of sewer lines to see where cracks were found.

In new buisness the following items were discussed:

a. Fillmore County Boards of Appeal & Equalization is scheduled for April 19-April 22 from 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. at the assessor's office in Preston.

b. new fire department members - three individuals were recommended from the Canton Fire Department for hire. Retiring firemen are: Bill Donald, Randy Newman and Marc Prestby. Recommended new members are: Josh Hosting, Gary Dowling and Jamie Kelly. Motion was made by Ross Duckett and seconded by Cindy Shanks to hire these three as volounteer firemen. Motion carried.

c. Tri-County Electric - is asking for permission to install an underground electric power line along the north side of Prairie Avenue beginning on the east side of city limits and extending to the west side of city limits. A number of pad mount access enclosures will be placed along the route for future access. The cable and enclosures will be located approximately 23 to 29 feet from centerline. Motion was made by Cindy Shanks and seconded by Ross Duckett to grant permission. Motion carried.

In old business: it was decided to leave the siren in its original location at the suggestion of the engineer.

Motion was made to adjourn by Cindy Shanks and seconded by Carl Ernst. Carried.

Minutes of this meeting will not be approved until the next regularly scheduled meeting.

Pilot Mound Township residents exercise right to vote

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

On the foggy evening of Tuesday, March 9, hundreds of individuals residing in area townships collectively cast their votes for positions of supervisor and clerk for their respective board of directors.

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Lanesboro discusses public utility increases

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

Mike Bubany of David Drown and Associates visited the Lanesboro City Council during their joint meeting with the Public Utilities Commission on March 8. Bubany had his spreadsheets ready for the city's budget, and discussed the plans for Capital Out ..... 
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Fifty years of public service

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

Preston Township has enjoyed the dedication and public service of one of their own for a half century. Dave Wilson first served on the Preston Township Board of Supervisors in 1960 as their treasurer and held that position until 1975. At age 29, he ..... 
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Township Election Results

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

• Amherst: Voters - 10

Supervisor: Darrell Nelson - 10

Clerk: Keith Brown -10

• Arendahl: Voters - 12

Supervisor: Merwood Storhoff - 12

Clerk: Hugh F. Fendry II - 12

• Beaver: Voters - 16
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GAMC Deal

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

Thomas Boyd and Gail Bunge, Social Services, updated the board on planned changes to General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) and Income Maintenance Programs at the board's March 9 meeting. Chairman Duane Bakke was absent as he was attending a Nationa ..... 
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Spring Valley prepares for summer activities

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

Summer must surely be near as the items on the city council agenda dealt with upcoming events that lend themselves to warm weather. Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley would like approval to organize outdoor concerts during the months of ..... 
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City of Rushford Village reviews FEMA projects

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

The February 22, 2010, regular meeting was called to order by Mayor Gordon Johnson at 7:08 p.m. Council members present: Roger Ekern, Elizabeth Atkinson (7:26 pm), Dale Schwanke. Absent: Dennis Overland. Also present: Zoning Administrator Howard Oti ..... 
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Rushford City Council hears from trails and tourism

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

An informative presentation on the newly formed Trails and Tourism entity was a key element to the Monday, March 8th meeting. Led by volunteers Susan Hart and Vern Bunke, the presentation highlighted both the five-part goal of the unified entity and ..... 
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