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Canton city council


Fri, Jan 15th, 2010
Posted in Government

The regular meeting of the Canton City Council met Tuesday, January 5, 2010 with acting Mayor Cindy Shanks calling the meeting to order. Those present were: Donivee Johnson, Carl Ernst, Henry Selden, Lolly Melander and Jon Nordsving. Ross Duckett was absent. Visitors present: Barb K.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Motion was made by Cindy Shanks and seconded by Carl Ernst to pay bills as presented to the council. Motion carried.

The following concerns and issues were brought before the council: concerning the wastewater treatment update and concerns, Jon Nordsving told the council that both aerators are running now but he still has to chop ice. It was also reported that Zeke Zafft had a water leak in the basement of his business. Two ceiling fans have been purchased for the fire department building to help blow warm air down from the ceiling. A plow truck had broken brackets that had to be fixed again.

In new business the slate of designates is as follows: news paper, News Recorder; acting mayor, Cindy Shanks; auditor, Pam Ristau; depositor Canton State Bank; and attorney, Richard Nethercut. A motion was made by Hank Selden and seconded by Carl Ernst to accept the slate of designates. Motion carried. Also in new business a Resolution for Gambling regarding the Canton Pub, the American Legion, and Mike Wilder came before the council. Cindy Shanks made a motion to approve the gambling license for each business. Hank Selden seconded the motion. Carried. The next item was the Resolution for City Insurance coverage: motion was made by Cindy Shanks and seconded by Hank Selden to keep the city coverage through the League of MN Cities. Motion carried.

In old business, regarding the sirens, Lolly informed the council that she ordered a DC Siren package. The second item of business was concerning Zeke Zafft who called Lolly to say he plans to reopen his establishment as funds become available to him. His license has been suspended until Compliance Ordinance, Proof of Insurance and the liquor license fee have been met and paid. Zeke was informed by Lolly that he needs to be present in person to ask council for his license again.

2010 Census kick-off in Rochester

Mon, Jan 11th, 2010
Posted in Government

Press Conference: 2010 Census Kick-Off

January 15, 2010

10 a.m.

Where: Government Center

151 4th Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904

What:

The 2010 Census has already brought jobs to your community, now as we k ..... 
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Annual meeting of the County Board

Fri, Jan 8th, 2010
Posted in Government

The county commissioners made their way through a long list of annual housekeeping business at their first meeting of the new year on January 5. The first business in the new year was to elect a new chairman, Duane Bakke, and a new vice chairman, Ma ..... 
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City of Rushford Village council meeting

Fri, Jan 8th, 2010
Posted in Government

The December 15, 2009, regular meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Gordon Johnson. Council members present: Dennis Overland, Roger Ekern, Elizabeth Atkinson, Dale Schwanke. Also present: Attorney Thomas Manion and Clerk Joyce Iverson, ..... 
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Fountain wastewater plant soon to be operating

Fri, Jan 8th, 2010
Posted in Government

David Morrill, McGhie and Betts, advised the Fountain city council at their January 7 meeting that the wastewater treatment plant is scheduled to go into operation on the following Monday and Tuesday.

A combination of adverse weather, equipm ..... 
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Preston puts teeth into sidewalk snow removal ordinance

Fri, Jan 8th, 2010
Posted in Government

After considerable discussion, the Preston City Council unanimously adopted at their January 4 meeting a fee structure to enforce the city's ordinance pertaining to snow removal on sidewalks. The city has received numerous complaints.

The cu ..... 
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Spring Valley plans for additional LGA cuts

Fri, Jan 8th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Spring Valley City Council had a special meeting on Wednesday night to discuss issues and what projects the city would like to deal with in 2010. City Administrator Deb Zimmer set the pace of the meeting by again cautioning the council on the im ..... 
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Rushford city administrator gets new contract

Thu, Dec 31st, 2009
Posted in Government

In what some locals have dubbed a strange turn of events, City Administrator Windy Block's contract with the city was amended at a special meeting, Monday, December 21st. The new contract comes as a conclusion to a surprise proposal at the November ..... 
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Rushford council votes to keep liquor store in operation

Thu, Dec 31st, 2009
Posted in Government

At the Monday, December 28th meeting, two outgoing councilors and the outgoing mayor helped to determine the fate of the city's much debated muncipal liquor store. A presentation by store manager Diane Jonsgaard and City Administrator Windy Block det ..... 
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