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Lanesboro City Council Report: Council to determine assessment policy


Fri, Nov 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

LANESBORO - The City of Lanesboro will be making some street repairs and other capital improvements in the near future. The costs of some of these projects will be assessed to adjacent property owners, and the city council members have the job of deciding on an assessment policy. The policy that is chosen will help them decide how each property owner will be assessed for the improvements.

At the Nov. 5 city council meeting, City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman showed the council the policy assessments of Spring Valley and Stewartville as an example. She has been working with Dillon Dumbrovski from Yaggy Colby on choosing the best policy for Lanesboro.

As Vickerman pointed out, the layout of some of the lots in Lanesboro are different than other cities in the area, and some properties will be difficult to assess, including one home that has improvements being done on three sides. She also mentioned that the current sidewalk replacement policy should be added to the final assessment policy.

Council member Joe O'Connor mentioned that it should be made clear in the policy that non-profit organizations, such as schools and churches, will be assessed the same as other properties.

Vickerman is looking for feedback from the council on the policy. City Attorney Tom Manion will be looking it over as well. Vickerman would like to have the final policy ready by the next meeting, when they can then announce a public hearing in December.

"It's going to be a challenge figuring out what projects we'll be able to do with the $700,000," said Vickerman.

Quadathlon Fundraiser

Julie Kiehne from the Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce informed the council about an athletic event that will be occurring on April 19, 2008. The Chamber will be hosting a Quadathlon, which will include running, canoeing, biking, and a team land buoy obstacle course. According to Kiehne, they will need to close part of Highway 250 to the Ox Trail Road for the event. Mayor Steve Rahn told her she would need to speak with Officer Matt Schultz about traffic control. Kiehne wanted the council to be aware of the event, and she will be informing the county and the state as well.

Other business

• Jill Veerkamp, the new librarian, introduced herself to the council. She said things have been going very well and people have been very helpful.

• Ted Reinhart from the Fountain Fire Department requested, and was granted, a legal ga .....
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Wind company seeks permit for meteorological towers

Fri, Nov 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The same company that developed the 100 MW Grand Meadow Wind Farm in Mower County is seeking a conditional use permit to put up two meteorological testing towers in Fillmore County. enXco (pronounced en-ex-co), which develops, operates and ..... 
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Preston council finalizes street and utility assessment rolls

Fri, Nov 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The Preston City Council listened to the public at their November 5 meeting. Joe Palen and Brett Grabau of Bonestroo and Associates gave an overview of the 2007 street and utility improvements and the work yet to be finished in the spring ..... 
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EDA and DEED agree on Rushford relief package

Fri, Oct 26th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - The Rushford EDA quickly and unanimously approved taking a second-bite at the disaster recovery apple in a special afternoon meeting.

As outlined by consultant Chuck Pettipiece, a revised community application - pre-approved by DE ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Council approves new flood relief plan

Fri, Oct 26th, 2007
Posted in Government

The Rushford City Council wasted no time in approving a new flood relief application to DEED (Department of Employment and Economic Development) that they hope represents a reversal in fortune for the ailing city at the October 22 meeting.

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Street improvement hearing draws crowd

Fri, Oct 26th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - There was standing room only at the Spring Valley City Council meeting Monday night, October 22. The public hearing for the proposed improvement project for Hudson/Jefferson and Courtland Streets drew approximately 50 people that had ..... 
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Commissioners Report: County Board deals with personnel changes

Fri, Oct 26th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The County Commissioners dealt with personnel additions and replacements at their October 23 meeting. County Assessor Robert Pickett submitted his resignation effective December 28, 2007. The resignation was accepted with thanks for many y ..... 
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Fillmore County Zoning & Planning Commission: Old Spring Valley Creamery site rezoned commercial

Fri, Oct 19th, 2007
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PRESTON - The Fillmore County Planning & Zoning Commission, at their Thursday, October 18 meeting, unanimously approved rezoning property belonging to Terry Fetterly in Section 34 of Spring Valley Township from agricultural to commercial. Fetterly i ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Council continues discussion of Capital Improvement Projects

Fri, Oct 19th, 2007
Posted in Government

LANESBORO - The Lanesboro City Council members have plans and major decisions to make in the near future when it comes to Capital Improvement Projects. There are several projects, including street repairs and sewer and water issues that need to be d ..... 
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