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Harmony contends with mosquito control


Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Harmony City Council accepted a bid for the 3rd Street project and decided to go ahead with plans at their meeting on June 8. They received six bids, and the lowest bidder was TLC Excavating with a cost of $228,101.05.

Brett Grabau from Bonestroo felt this was a very reasonable price. The engineer's estimate had been $250,000. He added that Alan Torgerson, who owns TLC Excavating, has worked for the city before, but never on a project this big. He did the parking lot at the nursing home and installed water lines. He said that Torgerson and his crew will only be installing the water line and getting things ready. The other work, such as laying the curb, will be sub-contracted. Grabau said he was confident Torgerson could do the work.

City maintenance employee Chris Johnson said that Torgerson is the one he calls when he gets into trouble, and he is very good to work with.

Illg said the assessments can be determined up until the hearing, which will probably be in November. He reminded the council that the cost of moving the electric pole of $23,000 will be paid for out of the electric fund, and is not included in this bid

Grabau said work will begin on July 5 at the earliest.

Well Update

City maintenance employee Chris Johnson gave the council an update on problems they are having at one of the city's wells. The well beneath the water tower has been out of commission for a few weeks now. Someone from McCarthy Well Co. came down to check it out. Johnson said they pulled out the six-inch well pipe that has a one-inch shaft in the center. They pulled out 13 sections before the pipe broke off. Johnson said there is still 140 feet of pipe down there, and when they get it up, it will not be any good.

McCarthy Well Co. has been trying to get the rest of the pipe up and has not yet been successful. Johnson said they will have to figure out an alternative to their current system. McCarthy said they will not work on the well again if they are using the same system, which is a line shaft pump.

Johnson mentioned a couple of different options. They can use a submersible pump, the kind that many farmers use. He felt that might be the best way to go. Illg said the city is going to have to look at their options, whether it is to have a third well, a new pump, or make some other changes. He suggested they take a look at their entire water distribution system.

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County to upgrade health data technology

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Government

Lantha Stevens, Public Health, updated the board at their June 7 meeting on the Beacon Communities Program Grant. Mayo Clinic is one of fifteen communities across the nation that received a portion of the $220 million of federal Health and Human Ser ..... 
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Rushford Village Annual Spring Road Tour

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Government

The council convened at 6:00 p.m. at the City of Rushford Village office for the annual Spring Road Tour aboard a Semcac bus. Presiding: Mayor Gordon Johnson. Council members present: Roger Ekern, Dennis Overland, Elizabeth Atkinson, Dale Schwanke. ..... 
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Revised state GAMC reviewed

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Government

Community Services Director Tom Boyd and Gail Bunge detailed reforms resulting from recent legislation and the Omnibus Budget Bill affecting General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) and Income Maintenance programs at the county board's June 1 meeting. ..... 
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Rushford Village regular council meeting

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Government

At 6:36 p.m. on May 18, 2010, continuation of the special meeting was called to order by Acting Mayor Dale Schwanke, as he had presided on May 11, 2010. Members present: Mayor Gordon Johnson, Roger Ekern, Elizabeth Atkinson, Absent: Dennis Overland. ..... 
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Chatfield moves forward on smoking regulations

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Chatfield City Council directed the City Attorney Fred Suhler to draft an ordinance to regulate smoking in specific outside areas at their May 24 meeting. The issue has been discussed in past council meetings and at the Park and Recreation Commi ..... 
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Chatfield moves forward on smoking regulations

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Chatfield City Council directed the City Attorney Fred Suhler to draft an ordinance to regulate smoking in specific outside areas at their May 24 meeting. The issue has been discussed in past council meetings and at the Park and Recreation Commi ..... 
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Fountain Fire Department presents quotes for equipment

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Government

The regular meeting of the Fountain City Council was called to order by Mayor Richard Kujath on May 5, 2010. Council persons present were: Dave Gudmundson, Jim Schott, Bryan Ostby, and Chad Wangen. Stan Speer, clerk; Sharon Speer, assistant clerk; H ..... 
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Peterson reports on Housing Grant to begin mid-June

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Government

The regular meeting of the Peterson City Council met on May 4, 2010, with the following present: Jan Smaby, Chuck Eidenschink, Bill Grindland, Randy Benson, Tim Hallum, Lolly Melander and Rick Lee. There were eighteen guests present at this meeting. ..... 
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