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City accepts snow plow quote


Fri, Jul 16th, 2010
Posted in Government



The Canton City Council met June 2, 2010.

Present: Donivee Johnson, Carl Ernst, Hank Selden, Cindy Shanks, Ross Duckett, Lolly Melander, and Jon Nordsving. Guest: Barb Kerns

1) Meeting was called to order at 7:02pm by Mayor Johnson.

2) Minutes from Previous Month: Lolly read minutes from previous month; minutes approved as read. Minutes on file in clerk's office.

3) Bills:

Motion was made by Hank Selden, seconded by Cindy Shanks to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

4) Wastewater Treatment Update and Concerns from Jon Nordsving:

A) City Snow Plow Truck - Jon received two estimates:

1) Decorah Auto Center, $49,467.00

2) Sugar Loaf Ford, $48,326.00

After a review and discussion of these quotes, Council decided to accept the quote from Decorah Auto.

B)The new pump was wired wrong; Jon sent it back to company for repair.

C) Wood chucks are living in Bus Shed: Carl Ernst will take care of this.

D) Rabbits are living in Mitson house. Carl will also take care of this.

5) New Business:

A) Bean Bag Tourney - Canton Day Off - Beer Tent, Street Dance and Food Stand, 8/14 tentative date;

B) Have Maryann Schwartentruber clean Mitson House again this year;

C) Al Hayes garage really smells - Carl to talk to him;

D) Flowers need to be watered daily. Lolly will check with Marcia Huerkamp to make sure the Sunday School kids are doing this. If not, maybe the city could have Richard Ernst water during the morning shift.

E) Equipment tool list Inventory - Cindy asked that this be taken care of since we have talked about this for a few years. Jon will call Donivee next week to take pictures.

Old Business

A) 2009 Audit - Reviewed hand out. Motion made by Carl Ernst, seconded by Cindy Shanks. Motion carried.

B) Play Ground Equipment - Still looking for a place within city limits.

C) Tree falling on Popplewell property (Old School): Council asked Lolly to send a letter to take it down. If not, city will hire a professional to take the tree down and assess expense to property tax in November.

D) Sue Engen property is getting bad - Lolly will a send letter for repair or take the building down.

E) Nursery Property is getting over grown with weeds - Lolly send a letter to mow and give five days notice; otherwise city will hire this done and expenses will be assess .....
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County updates jail equipment

Fri, Jul 9th, 2010
Posted in Government

Sheriff Daryl Jensen asked the county board at their July 6 meeting to approve the purchase of a device to document required "cell checks" along with jailer sign-ins, incidents and observations at a cost of nearly $5,300. At a recent June jail inspe ..... 
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Lanesboro discusses bids

Fri, Jul 9th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Lanesboro City Council approved the purchase of a new copy machine for the city offices at their meeting on July 6. City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman said they have been having some problems with their current machine keeping up, as well as pr ..... 
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Rushford Village discusses zoning, campground

Fri, Jul 9th, 2010
Posted in Government

Pledge to the Flag

The June 15, 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 Administrator Howa ..... 
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Walz receives veterans "Legislator of the Year" award

Fri, Jul 9th, 2010
Posted in Government

Today at Soldier's Field Veterans Memorial, Congressman Walz received the Legislator of the Year Award from the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO).

"I am deeply honored and humbled to receive this award," said ..... 
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Preston continues quest for speed reduction

Fri, Jul 9th, 2010
Posted in Government

Last fall the city of Preston requested a speed study on Hwy. 52 through town, and especially at the Hwy. 52 - Hwy. 16 intersection north of town. City Administrator Joe Hoffman reviewed the results of the study conducted on November 30, 2009, at th ..... 
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Ostrander discusses sidewalk removal

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Government

The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Linda Schwenn; all council members were present.

Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Christenson and unanimously carried to accept the consent agenda ..... 
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Peterson supports National Veteran's Cemetery

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Government

Present: Chuck Eidenschink, Jan Smaby, Bill Grindland, Tim Hallum, Randy Benson, Rick Lee and Lolly Melander. Visitor: Randy Dahl.

1) Meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by Mayor Chuck Eidenschink

2) Resolution supporting donated ..... 
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Chatfield outdoor smoking ordinance approved

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Government

At the June 28 meeting of the Chatfield City Council, an ordinance limiting smoking in certain public areas was approved with very little public resistance. City Attorney Fred Suhler remarked he drafted an ordinance making smoking in restricted outd ..... 
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