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Harmony looks into well problems


Fri, Aug 17th, 2007
Posted in Government

HARMONY - The City of Harmony has been dealing with some well problems lately, according to city employee Chris Johnson. Johnson brought City Council members up to date at the council meeting last Tuesday evening.

The well near the water tower in Harmony is currently out of service, as the motor on the pump recently burned up for the second time. When the city originally received the motor, it was a rebuilt one, and burned out shortly after it came, due to having the wrong voltage. According to Johnson, the pump was up and running a week ago, and has now burned up again for unknown reasons.

Johnson stated the unit has a memory, and it is possible that they can find out what happened to burn out the motor. If the memory part was ruined, they will not be able to find the reason. A representative from Allen Bradley suggested that the city purchase a new motor, instead of rebuilding this one yet again.

Mayor David Kingsley suggested they see what the memory on the unit tells, and then determine the next course of action. The city was not charged for the rebuilding the first time, since it was the wrong voltage. It was yet to be determined whether or not the city would be charged for the next rebuilding.

Russ Stammer from Bonestroo presented the council with quotes from four different companies for re-piping the same well, and recommended they approve the use of Winona Mechanical, Inc. Their bid was the lowest at $17,523. City Administrator Jerome Illg had also received a bid from Maguire Iron, Inc. for work on the upper part of the water tower. However, the amount of $2,980 included work that is included in the Winona Mechanical quote. Illg will be getting a new quote from Maguire Iron that will only include removing the current extension and dispersion plate from the interior of the tank. Since Maguire Iron is going to be sealing the interior and painting the exterior of the tank, they will be doing the re-piping on top of the tower. Currently, there is an overhead fill on the tower that allows water to spray out the top and go down to the ground when the tower overflows. Maguire Iron will be doing piping on the tower to allow the water to go down to the ground during an overflow, instead of spraying out the top.

Police Squad Car

Sheriff Daryl Jensen updated the council about the purchase of a new squad car, a 2008 Chevy Impala. According to Jensen, if the car is purchased at the state bid price, it will be .....
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Commissioners Report: Consultant to work on emergency plan

Fri, Aug 17th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The Fillmore County Board, in a drawn out meeting mostly dedicated to pruning preliminary budgets, approved the hiring of a consultant to help complete an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) at their August 14 meeting. Deborah Teske, Veteran S ..... 
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Fillmore County goes forward on County Based Purchasing

Fri, Aug 10th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Charity Floan, StedFast Health Plan, addressed the county board at their Tuesday, August 7 meeting, to better inform them about County Based Purchasing (CBP) and the potential obligations of the county. Olmsted County pursued the developme ..... 
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Preston considers State Building Code

Fri, Aug 10th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Preston City Council members had an opportunity to learn more about the advantages or disadvantages of adopting the State Building Code at their August 6 meeting. Jay Kruger of Construction Management Services of Rochester briefed the coun ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Environmental issues spotlighted

Fri, Aug 10th, 2007
Posted in Government

Ironically, the strong essence of gym floor sealer pervaded and polluted the council chamber's air supply as the Lanesboro City council spent much of its Monday, August 6 meeting dealing with other possible pollution issues.

First Robert Tho ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council Council authorizes study of Hudson Avenue project

Fri, Jul 27th, 2007
Posted in Government

Spring Valley - After a tour of the Spring Valley Library, the Waste Water Treatment Plant, Streets and Ambulance Station, the City Council took action on a couple of items at their July 23 meeting.

First of all, the Hudson Avenue Project ha ..... 
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Rushford's $1.5 million water treatment plant moves forward

Fri, Jul 27th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - Bill Chang of BDM Consulting Engineers, using a PowerPoint presentation, reported to the Rushford City Council at the July 23 meeting, on the water treatment plant design and financing status. The water treatment plant will be attached to ..... 
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Fillmore County Board approves new ID system

Fri, Jul 27th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Three department heads lobbied the county board asking them to invest in new equipment for printing more secure ID cards for county employees at their July 24 meeting. Deborah Teske, Veteran Services/Emergency Management, explained the adv ..... 
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Zoning Commission approves variance and CUP

Fri, Jul 20th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - On Thursday, July 19th the Fillmore County Planning & Zoning Commission voted Jim Keune as the Board Chair and Steve Duxbury as Vice Chair for the coming year.

Gun Shop Variance

Bill McBride of Kava Road, Preston asked the ..... 
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