"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 158 | 159 | 160 | 161 | 162 | > | >>

County working to reduce 2009 budget


Fri, Sep 5th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - County Coordinator Karen Brown detailed the proposed 2009 budget to the Fillmore County Board at their September 2 meeting. Duane Bakke was absent. She explained that overall there will not be an increase in health insurance costs.

The budget as it stood this day would have a 3.9% levy increase. Commissioners Chuck Amunrud and Marc Prestby requested that further adjustments be made to keep the levy increase at 3.6 to 3.7% and below the 3.9% state imposed levy limit. It was the consensus of the board that they would not impose the maximum levy limit. The proposed budget will be brought back for approval next week.

The Highway Department budget as requested by the commissioners last week was reduced by $170,000 for equipment purchases and had $40,000 added in for purchases of road sand and salt. Highway Engineer John Grindeland requested that $60,000 be replaced in the equipment purchase fund in order to purchase a new truck. Amunrud insisted that the fund be held at $0 and that the truck purchase be delayed until next year. Prestby offered to put $10,000 or $15,000 in the fund so that sufficient funds would be available to purchase a mower expected to cost $5,000. Grindeland argued that his proposal would show no increase at all in his budget since there was nearly a $30,000 decrease in health insurance premiums. The board agreed to put $10,000 in the equipment purchase fund. The highway budget will be slightly smaller than in 2008.

• Grindeland asked the board to approve compensation for one of the office employees for working out of her class to cover for a higher grade accountant position while that person was on a twelve week maternity leave. Karen Brown noted that there was precedent for this as it has been done for two elected officials. A floater will come in and help cover the workload of the person working out of her class. Brown noted that an employee has to be gone a minimum of 30 days for the temporary upgrade to be used.

Prestby insisted that in a private company the work load would be redistributed and no extra compensation would be necessary. Amunrud suggested that a private company would hire a temporary employee. Grindeland stated that hiring a temporary employee would not be feasible because of the extraordinary knowledge needed for an accountant to understand the rules and regulations of MnDot and State Aid. The resolution to compensate the employee up to $600 total for the twelve week peri .....
[Read the Rest]

Debris Grant criteria expanded to include ag

Fri, Aug 29th, 2008
Posted in Government

Expansion of the criteria for eligibility for Debris Grant funds available after the 2007 flood was discussed at the August 26 meeting. There is nearly $300,000 left to be dispersed. Commissioner Marc Prestby noted that the deadline for the distribu ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Street plans next step in Rushford motel project

Fri, Aug 29th, 2008
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - Plans to develop 23-acres of land on Rushford's northern border with the Village moved another step forward at last Monday's August 25, 2008 City council meeting. Minus Laura Deering, council members Dahl, Johnson, Benson and Mayor Ladewi ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Preston tennis court nears completion

Fri, Aug 29th, 2008
Posted in Government

Treasurer Chuck Aug of the Preston Area Community Foundation presented checks to the Preston City Council totaling over $70,000 at the city council's August 25 meeting be used for the city's tennis court project. He explained that $25,000 was an out ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Spring Valley Council discusses 2009 budget

Fri, Aug 29th, 2008
Posted in Government

The Spring Valley City Council started their night early on August 25, with an hour set aside for discussion of the proposed budget for 2009. The City Administrator handed out information regarding the expected expenditures and income from the vario ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Planning Commission okays two new meteorological towers in Harmony Township

Fri, Aug 29th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The Fillmore County Planning Commission gave the go ahead to EcoEnergy to erect two more meteorological towers in Harmony Township at their Thursday, August 28 meeting. This would be the third and fourth meteorological towers the Illinois ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Lanesboro issues bonds for capital improvement projects

Fri, Aug 22nd, 2008
Posted in Government

The city of Lanesboro has approved selling bonds to finance Capital Improvement Projects that will be done in the next year. Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates, Inc. explained how the bonds will be paid off, and how it will affect the city's tax ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Airport to get Fixed Base Operator building

Fri, Aug 15th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - An amendment was approved to reflect a corrected design for the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) building for the Fillmore County Airport at the county board's August 12 meeting. The low quote from Northland Builders, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in th ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Developer plans motel for Rushford

Fri, Aug 15th, 2008
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - Anyone with a minimum investment of $37,500 and the fortitude to take on huge debt can be a motel owner in Rushford, according to developer Tom Serie of F & L Management & Development.

As the developer, Serie does not wish to own ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 158 | 159 | 160 | 161 | 162 | > | >>