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Harmony City Council Report: Council discusses color scheme for water tower


Fri, Jan 12th, 2007
Posted in Government

Harmony - on January 9 the Harmony City Council business consisted mainly of examining two bid proposals for repainting the exterior and interior of the city's water tower plus reviewing renovations to the city's Community Center.

Water Tower

During previous meetings council members decided to paint both the inside and outside of the water tower within the same job-period. In this way the council hoped to save the city the extra costs that would be incurred from having a paint company make two job trips instead of one. The two bids for the total project were from Maguire Iron, Inc. for $38,800 and Champion Coatings, Inc. for $57,500. After a brief discussion the council voted to approve the Maguire bid.

Following the vote Mayor David Kingsley asked Administrator Jerome Illg if there were plans to fix the water tower's lettering of the Harmony name. He stated that the current lettering is faded and that some of the letters within the signage are in different sizes. Other council members agreed and suggested that the letters be repainted in black and that the letter-sizes should be made uniform. Council members also inquired on the tower's color scheme - preferring an overall grey tower with a maroon roof. Illg replied that he would check with Maguire on the extra costs this would incur plus the tower's color choices and report back to council on his findings during the February meeting.

Community Center

Council member Mark McKay updated the council on the status of the Community Center renovation project. Two rooms on the west side of the building will be insulated with panels and new windows to help improve heat and energy efficiency. McKay stated that the originally planned window size of 4' x 6' was unavailable in a slide window. He asked the council if two 4' x 4' windows would work for the room instead.

During the council discussion some were fearful that only two windows in such a large space would not be aesthetically appealing. To try and gain a better perspective on the exterior view of the building with the proposed window size McKay and Kingsley tried to sketch out a drawing for review. Many thought that three windows should be used instead of two. However, Kingsley stated, the Community Center Committee had recommended that two windows be used - and in respect to this committee - the council should go with their recommendation. The discussion concluded with the council upholding the Community Cente .....
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Family Dollar store in Preston's future?

Fri, Jan 5th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Newly elected David Harrison, and reelected Mayor Kurt Reicks, Heath Mensink, and Jon Haugan took their oath of office for their new terms at the January 2, 2007, meeting. EDA Coordinator Chris Gastner introduced Richard Sorensen to the Pr ..... 
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Lanesboro considers land split

Fri, Jan 5th, 2007
Posted in Government

LANESBORO - After the swearing in of new council member Vince Jeannette and returning council member Kevin Drake, the Lanesboro City Council turned their attention to a proposed land split in the city at the regular council meeting Tuesday, January ..... 
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Commissioners Report: Newly elected officials take oath of office

Fri, Jan 5th, 2007
Posted in Government

At the first Fillmore County Board meeting of the new year on January 2, Judge Robert Benson administrated the oath of office to six newly elected or reelected officials. Duane Bakke representing the fourth district and Randy Dahl representing the s ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Community access channel improvements sought

Fri, Dec 22nd, 2006
Posted in Government

The Preston City Council met December 18 for their final meeting of the year. Mark Vander Plas made a request that equipment be installed on the city's cable access channel to provide video capabilities. He said that this would allow videos of ball ..... 
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Commissioners Report: Townships seek clarification on zoning

Fri, Dec 22nd, 2006
Posted in Government

Two township board members questioned the county commissioners to help clarify the county's position on zoning applications at the December 19 County Board meeting. Lyle Greenlee of Jordan Township and Randy Ness of Sumner Township emphasized that t ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Police protection - satisfactory?

Fri, Dec 22nd, 2006
Posted in Government

Hal Cropp addressed the Lanesboro city council at their regular meeting December 18, relating the concerns of the Chamber of Commerce on their perception of police presence in the downtown area during bar closing time (between 12:20 a.m. until closi ..... 
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Zoning office wants to treat all building permits the same

Fri, Dec 15th, 2006
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Norman Craig discussed a letter sent to townships from his office at the December 12 County Board meeting. Commissioners were disappointed that Craig had sent the letter before discussing the issue with ..... 
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County may do contract legal work

Fri, Dec 15th, 2006
Posted in Government

PRESTON - County Attorney Brett Corson, who was recently re-elected, will now serve in a full time position. Up to now the attorney position has been part time (.8 FTE). On Tuesday, Fillmore County Board members set his salary at $79,825. The amount ..... 
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