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Canton City Council approves two liquor licenses


Fri, Oct 15th, 2010
Posted in Government

September Meeting

The regular meeting of the Canton City Council met on September 1 with the following present: Donivee Johnson, Cindy Shanks, Carl Ernst, Hank Selden, Lolly Melander, Jon Nordsving, and Barb Kerns. Ross Duckett was absent. Shane Miller and Stanley Torgerson were visitors.

Mayor Johnson called the meeting to order and Lolly Melander read the minutes from the previous meeting, which were approved as read by the council. Lolly also reported on the bills due and handed out a spreadsheet to each council member for review. A motion was made by Carl Ernst and seconded by Hank Selden to pay the bills as presented. Motion carried.

Next on the agenda Jon Nordsving reported on the water and sewer concerns as follows:

1. Flooding at the sewer plant: UV Room/sampler was destroyed by flood waters and the cost for a new one is $5,069.20. Lolly will file this with their insurance company.

2. Flow meter is working but will need to be checked in a week.

3. Street repairs - 4 Season Maintenance will be repairing streets due to water leaks last year.

4. The new city plow truck is in and can be picked up this week.

New Business:

1. New liquor license application: Shane Mills will sign a contract with Zeke Zafft to open the bar up again. Further action tabled until the next month's regular meetintg.

2. Lee Ann Welch (coffee house on Hwy. 52) would like to sell Gift Shop wine. The council denied her request for a license due to the city-owned liquor store.

3. Dotzenrod auction at the Town Hall on October 9 was discussed for the council's information.

Old Business:

1. The projected 2011 Budget handout was distributed to the council. Council set the projected tax levy at five percent. Motion was made by Hank Seldon and seconded by Cindy Shanks to accept this tax levy. Carried.

2. Council approved payment to Stanley Torgerson for $100.00 for mowing the nursery property. Lolly will post the expense on Property Tax in November.

3. Popplewell - Darold Blaess will take the tree and firewood and the rest will be taken care of by Chad Wangen. The cost will be assessed to thePopplewell property tax.

4. Shelter building next to the Town hall for use at CDO. A motion was made by Hank Selden and seconded by Carl Ernst to move forward with this. The fire department will volunteer labor and the city will pay for the materials. Motion carried.

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SE Minnesota ramps up redesign of human services

Fri, Oct 8th, 2010
Posted in Government

Community Services Administrator Tom Boyd reviewed a presentation given a little over a week ago at an Association of Minnesota Counties Health and Human Services policy committee meeting held in Rochester. He related to the Fillmore County board on ..... 
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Preston refinances bond

Fri, Oct 8th, 2010
Posted in Government

Mike Bubany, David Drown and Associates, came prepared with a proposal to refinance three bonds (1998, 2003, and 2005) totaling $1,460,000 at the city council's October 4 meeting. After refinancing expenses, the city will save about $130,000 in redu ..... 
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Tim Penny's visit with Lanesboro about SMIF

Fri, Oct 8th, 2010
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There was a public hearing before the regular council meeting in Lanesboro on October 4. Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates was there to explain to the audience and answer any questions about the proposed tax abatement.

Bubany sa ..... 
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CRV minutes

Wed, Oct 6th, 2010
Posted in Government

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

The September 7th, 2010, regular meeting was called to order by Mayor Gordon Johnson at 7:00 p.m. Council members present: Dennis Overland (8:14 p.m. following ambulance duty), Roger Ekern, Elizabeth Atkinso ..... 
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CRV Minutes

Wed, Oct 6th, 2010
Posted in Government

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The August 3, 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 Ad ..... 
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Rushford waiting on FEMA funding

Mon, Oct 4th, 2010
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While the Monday, September 27th council meeting may have been shorter than usual, there was certainly no lack of pressing topics.

Persistent FEMA issues continue to plague the forward-minded city. Out-going administrator Windy Block notifie ..... 
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Chatfield gets water quality award

Mon, Oct 4th, 2010
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Superintendent of City Services Tony Lammers presented a Water Fluoridation Quality Award for 2009 at the September 27 meeting. The Minnesota Department of Health named the city deserving of the award from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention ..... 
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Industrial Park still a concern for Spring Valley

Fri, Oct 1st, 2010
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The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on Monday night and dealt with a couple of issues. City Administrator Deb Zimmer had received a request from Brian and Jennifer Niemeyer of 800 S. Washington Ave. requesting the council v ..... 
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