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Vandalism, brush dump discussed


Sat, Sep 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

During their regular meeting, members of the Lanesboro City Council were able to see firsthand the vandalism that was done to the downstairs bathrooms at the Community Center. City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman explained that late Friday night, September 18, four people broke the shower coin machines and stole some money, and also poked holes in the walls.

According to Vickerman, the machines are completely broken and need to be replaced. There are four of them that cost $239.95 each. The cost to fix the walls was estimated at $400. The total cost of the damage done was $1,359.80.

The police received a confession from four minors, who returned some of the $150 that was stolen from the machines.

The council approved Vickerman to turn the damage in to the insurance company, and to replace the machines as needed. The insurance company will reimburse the cost of the damage. Vickerman said she would like to order the new coin machines as soon as possible, as there are still campers on the weekends. The bathrooms are currently locked up.

Brush Dump

Vickerman said some people have been dumping plastic bags and garbage in the brush dump, as well as not separating the branches and leaves.

"We go through this every once in a while," said Mayor Steve Rahn. "I don't know what we'll do. Locking it up is a big hassle."

Vickerman will be putting flyers in the utility bills reminding people that they need to sort their brush and not use the area to dump plastic bags. The city would like to keep it open for those who need it. Manion suggested placing a sign in the area that says that plastic is littering and people will be prosecuted.

FEMA Money

Vickerman said the city received some money from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for the storm water area near the football field. They have received a total of $3,600 for the culvert and riprap. She also met with someone from Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District, and is looking at getting a grant from them to help with the costs of repair done by the flooding.

The council approved having Dillon Dombrovski from Yaggy Colby complete an engineering study to get more data on how much water is going into the river. A survey was started, but then stopped when the city was unsure about budgeting problems with the unallotment. The council also approved seeking additional funds from Soil and Water.

Emergency Preparedness

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Planning Commission recommends approval of Holst feedlot permit

Sat, Sep 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Planning Commission at their September 24 meeting unanimously recommended approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a feedlot on the Glenn Holst family farm in Carrolton Township. Glenn and Colette Holst applied for the permit. He ..... 
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Commissioners strongly urge support for off-system bridge program

Sat, Sep 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

All five commissioners signed a letter addressed to Congressman Tim Walz and Representative James Obestar (MN-8th district) urging the continued support of federal funding of the off-sytem bridge program at the board's September 22 meeting. The lett ..... 
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Preston addresses safety concerns

Sat, Sep 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Preston City Council at their September 22 meeting decided to formally invite a representative of MnDot to a future meeting to express their concerns and to ask MnDot to do a speed study. Councilman Robert Sauer was absent.

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Chatfield discovers collapsed storm sewer

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

Superintendent of City Services Tony Lammers discussed the unexpected discovery of the deteriorated pipe at the city's September 14 meeting. Mayor Les Knutson was absent. The collapse of the storm sewer pipe along Highway 52 between Spring and First ..... 
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Rushford City Council analyzes costs

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

Several topics headed the Monday, September 14th, council meeting, the most prevalent of which was likely consideration of a staff report regarding the preliminary draft of the 2010 budget. Mayor Les Ladewig advised the council, "Hang on to your sea ..... 
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Spring Valley reduces levy by roughly $8,000

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Spring Valley City Council has passed a resolution setting the preliminary budget and levy for 2010. At the meeting Monday night, the council set the preliminary levy at $880, 344. City Administrator Deb Zimmer said that "there will be no salary ..... 
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Canton discusses wastewater treatment concerns

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

Unapproved meeting minutes

The regular meeting of the Canton City Council met Tuesday, September 15, 2009, with Mayor Johnson calling the meeting to order. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Cindy Shanks made a motio ..... 
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Peterson reviews proposed 2010 budget

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

Unapproved meeting minutes

The regular meeting of the Peterson City Council was called to order by Mayor Lee on September 9, 2009. The first order of business was a question and answer discussion regarding the yellow curb marking and mail bo ..... 
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