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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 done soon. They discussed the plans at the City Council meeting on October 15.

One of the decisions that needs to be made is what percentage to assess street repairs to the residents. Council member Joe O'Connor said there needs to be a clear definition of street, and whether or not it includes sanitary sewer and storm sewer, or if it is just curb and gutter and sidewalk.

City Attorney Tom Manion mentioned that the city can't assess higher than the amount that the project will increase the value of the property, a number which is difficult to determine. Don Miller of Yaggy Colby Associates suggested keeping assessments lower by having another source of funds, like a utility fund of money that has been set aside. He said this is something that other cities have done to help offset costs. He also suggested talking to engineer Mike Bubany from David Drown Associates, as he might have some good ideas for dividing costs and determining how to assess property owners.

Two members of the city council will get together with City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman to go over the list of needed projects and determine what will be done during Phase I. Vickerman will be talking with Bubany, Yaggy Colby and Manion to get more information on making an assessment policy.

Other business

Council member Vince Jeannette received a letter from the Friends of Rushford that he read at the meeting. The letter stated that the fundraiser held recently raised a little over $14,000 to help with flood relief in Rushford. The money will be given out in $100 gift cards to Rushford residents that are working on rebuilding their homes. The Friends of Rushford thanked Lanesboro for all the support and donations they have received since the flooding.

• Council member Tom Dybing updated the council on the recent meeting held with the Bonding and Finance committee. He said the hearing was very well attended, and many things were discussed, including Highway 52 and mass transit from the Twin Cities to Chicago. They also discussed upkeep of the bike trails and other ways to bring people to southeast Minnesota.

• Kerry Lea handed out brochures for Flood Recovery Partners, an outreach ser .....
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Preston City Council Report: Weather affects street work

Fri, Oct 19th, 2007
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PRESTON - The soggy weather conditions that are plaguing the area have continued to delay the 2007 street improvements. Preston City Council members approved a measure extending the contract for an open ended completion date at their October 16 meet ..... 
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Flood issues preoccupy Rushford and city council

Fri, Oct 12th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - The brittle rubble of a flood-wrecked Rushford home swings through midair in the steel maw of a powerful machine then drops into a Red Box container at the curb sending a wind-pushed plume of blue dust across the street into windowless ho ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council Report: Council approves contract with Waste Management

Fri, Oct 12th, 2007
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SPRING VALLEY - The Spring Valley City Council met Monday night, October 8 and gave final approval to the contract with Waste Management. Waste Management had included an extra day of service for an event and fuel adjustment cost to the document at ..... 
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Harmony Council selects contractor for Community Center project

Fri, Oct 12th, 2007
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Members of the Harmony City Council made a decision on who would be doing the construction work at the community center this fall at their October 9 meeting. They received a total of six bids, and Mayor David Kingsley stated he was happy with them. ..... 
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County approves tax abatements for flood damage properties

Fri, Oct 12th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Assessor Robert Pickett presented the board with a very long list of properties in Fillmore County that should qualify for a tax abatement for the second half of 2007 at their October 9 meeting. These properties will have to have at least ..... 
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Preston proceeds with eminent domain for trail

Fri, Oct 5th, 2007
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PRESTON - Preston City Council members unanimously approved a resolution at their October 2 meeting appointing Preston Attorney David Joerg as special counsel to use eminent domain proceedings to acquire two holdout properties for the Preston-Forest ..... 
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EDA proposal tweaked for DEED acceptance

Fri, Oct 5th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - "As to the question, 'is the business community satisfied with this (proposal)?', I think I can answer that-No!" said Rushford mayor Les Ladewig in the special meeting of the city council last Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Ladewig continued, " ..... 
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County Board approves application procedure for demolition and debris removal

Fri, Oct 5th, 2007
Posted in Government

Fillmore County flood victims that need to have their condemned primary residence demolished and removed can apply for grant money from the state. The board approved the application form and criteria and the process at their October 2 meeting.
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