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Lanesboro City Council approves partial street vacation


Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Government

A public hearing was held before the regular Lanesboro City Council meeting on October 1 regarding the request by Rick and Cheryl Lamon for the city to vacate a portion of Beacon Street.

The Lamons are planning on bringing in a building that is 28’ by 48’ and will be a duplex. Their request is to vacate the grassy area of the street to allow for entrance into the building.

From the middle of the street, 40 feet on each side belongs to the city. With the vacation of the portion requested, no changes will be made to the street at all. Rick Lamon said they are going to try to do something that fits in with the city and its historical aspect.

There was a question about snow removal, and Andy Drake said he does use part of the grass to pile the snow. He said it should work anyway, but he would like to see how the house would be sitting on the property.

There were some questions by community members at the meeting about why the vacation was needed, and how the house would be set. After the meeting, Lamon went with a couple of people to the site to show them how it was staked out.

The council approved the vacation with the conditions that if no improvements are made to the property in a year, it will go back to the city. Also, the city will retain easements for utilities and any possible sidewalks.

Storm sewer repair

There was more discussion about the storm sewer repairs that need to be done. The storm sewer line that goes under the Riverside on the Root restaurant needs to be repaired or they need to reroute the line to go a different way. The cost of relining the pipes was estimated at $43,000, where the cost to reroute, along with engineer costs, would be closer to $56,000. The council approved doing a feasibility study that will look at both options.

Vickerman said the project would be hard to assess to any property owners, as the water comes down from the hillside, and not from the property where repairs will be made.

“It’s something that has to be done, no matter what,” commented Mayor Steve Rahn.

Dam Update

Vickerman said of the $1.8 million needed for dam repairs, they have now raised or acquired $1.2 million. They were awarded $300,000 from the MN Historical Society, and the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) matched the city’s $450,000 plus another $450,000. They still have $600 .....
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Preston reviews street assessment report

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

Brett Grabau, Stantec, reported on the street assessment completed by his firm at the Preston City Council’s October 1 meeting. Councilman David Harrison was absent. The purpose of the detailed street assessment is to help the city council and s ..... 
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CUP approved for hog facility in Beaver Township

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in All Government

The Planning Commission at their September 20 meeting sent Jim Koenigs Feedlot CUP request on to the Fillmore County Board. The plans for the hog confinement building to be built in Section 9, Beaver Township, consist of a 392 foot by 51.5 foot buil ..... 
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Spring Valley discusses Main Street project

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

It was an evening of dealing with communications for various departments within the city. This included new radios for Emergency Management and controllers for the sirens in the city along with a control station, mobiles, portables and a repeater. T ..... 
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Chatfield officer receives traffic safety award

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Government

Chatfield Officer Grace McCallum was awarded a certificate of accomplishment and given a commendation letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. She was one of four officers in the state of Minnesota to receive the award. She ..... 
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Interested in candidates’ viewpoints?

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in All Government

Voters will be able to learn about Minnesota legislative candidates’ views on agriculture and rural issues at a forum Thur. Oct. 4, 7 pm, at the Fillmore County North Office Building in Preston, Room 108. Hosted by the Southeast Minnesota Ag All ..... 
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County to offer Emergency Communication Network

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in All Government

Sheriff Daryl Jensen explained the CodeRED proposal at the September 25 county board meeting. Jensen said there are 8,000 phone numbers in the data base for Fillmore County. Once residents subscribe to the emergency notification service at no co ..... 
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Arlin Falck Foundation accepting grant applications

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Government

Notice is hereby given that the Arlin Falck Foundation will accept applications for grants for communiy development, community promotions, community education, and similar matters. The grants shall be for the benefit of persons residing in Fillmore ..... 
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Long-term care providers endorse Gregory Davids

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Government

CARE-PAC, the political action committee for Care Providers of Minnesota, recently endorsed Gregory Davids for re-election to the House of Representatives in District 28B. Davids’s support and interest in long-term care was the primary reason he e ..... 
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