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After tie vote, Mayor appoints new city council member


Fri, Dec 14th, 2007
Posted in Government

HARMONY - Since the resignation of Mark McKay from the Harmony City Council at the November meeting, the city has been advertising for someone to finish out the last year of his term. Before the regular City Council meeting December 12, the council interviewed both Allan Dahl and Robert Smith for the position. Dahl is a life-long business and property owner in Harmony. Smith is retired and comes from New Jersey.

At the end of the regular meeting, a motion was made by council member Linda Grover to hire Dahl for the position. Council member Sherry Hines stated that the EDA (Economic Development Authority) has always had a good working relationship with him. She seconded the motion.

Mayor David Kingsley commented that he has heard some things about Dahl, and that he has concerns about the fact that he has had buildings in town that he didn't do work on for years, and money lent from the city to do work that he has yet to do. He added that it would be nice to give Smith a chance.

Grover and Hines voted for Dahl, and Kingsley and Gerald Shuck voted against it. Since McKay was absent, the mayor was able to vote. Due to the tie vote, Kingsley then made a motion to hire Smith. This also ended in a tie vote. City Administrator Jerome Illg stated that in a tie vote, the council can either come up with a new name or the mayor can appoint someone. Kingsley then appointed Smith as the new City Council member.

Parking Issues

Residents of Harmony who live on 1st St. SW attended the meeting to express concerns they have about parking on their street. High school students and faculty park on the street during the day, as well as parents and other people during sporting events and concerts during the evenings. Brandy Williams and Cindy Berg explained that many times there have been vehicles parked in front of fire hydrants, mail boxes and sometimes even their driveways. Both Williams and Berg have taken several pictures of these vehicles, and have also called the sheriff's department. According to Williams, the police have not been ticketing or towing any vehicles.

Williams went on to add that her family has two cars, but her driveway will only hold one, so they have to park one on the street. There have been times that she has had to park far away from her house and walk because there was no parking spot in front of her house. There have also been problems with students knocking over garbage cans on Monday mornings and s .....
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County board deals with zoning issues

Fri, Dec 14th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Fillmore County commissioners approved the appointment of Cindy Blagsvedt to be County Assessor as of January 1 to serve out the term of retiring Robert Pickett. Blagsvedt is currently a property appraiser in the assessor's office. She has ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Library and city hall will move to new location

Fri, Dec 14th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - When the Rushford Public Library eventually moves to a new location, the city hall will move with it, the city council voted unanimously at the regular council meeting on December 10.

City Hall and the library are currently togeth ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council Report: Final levy certified

Fri, Dec 14th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - Spring Valley City Council concluded their business in about fifteen minutes at their December 10 meeting. City Administrator Deb Zimmer stated that $30,000 was cut from the preliminary levy approved in September making $876,170 the ..... 
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Preston goes with known quantity over local accounting firm

Fri, Dec 7th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Preston City Council members approved the hiring of Smith Schafer & Associates, Rochester, to prepare this year's audit at the December 4 council meeting. Lloyd Johnson, Spring Valley, whose firm has been preparing the city's audits for se ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at budget cuts for 2008

Fri, Dec 7th, 2007
Posted in Government

LANESBORO - Before the regular City Council meeting on December 3, residents of Lanesboro were invited to a Public Hearing to discuss the budget or levy items for 2008. There were no citizens at the meeting to ask any questions. City Administrator B ..... 
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Rushford council approves loans for six businesses

Fri, Nov 30th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - So far, distributing the state flood relief money to damaged Rushford businesses is proving to be as challenging as securing the funds in the first place.

At its regular meeting last Monday, November 26, the Rushford city council ..... 
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Spring Valley Council reviews 2008 levy

Fri, Nov 30th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, Nov. 26 and discussed the proposed 2008 budget and tax levy. City Administrator Deb Zimmer presented the preliminary figures to council members and pointed out areas where the budget will ..... 
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Commissioners Report: Commissioners grapple with zoning issues

Fri, Nov 30th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - A variety of Conditional Use Permit (CUP) requests were each approved by the board after thorough discussions at their November 27 meeting. Darin Funk of Spring Valley listed several concerns he and his wife Tori have about a plan to open ..... 
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