"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | > | >>

Preston Council discusses Family Dollar and other issues


Fri, Feb 23rd, 2007
Posted in Government



A public hearing was held on the proposed vacation of the north end of Farmers Street. Richard Sorensen of Sorensen Development explained that the extra land was needed to build the Family Dollar, without it there will be no store. The city requires a 15' easement because of a sewer line that goes down near the center of the street. Sorensen agreed to the easement.

Preston Liquor store owner Chad Wangen was concerned about the proposed 15 foot driveway. His sign is close and he suggested that it could be damaged by trucks using the driveway. City Administrator Joe Hoffman asked Sorensen if they would be willing to put a curb in that area. Sorensen agreed to putting a curb there. Mensink said that if more was needed, a barrier could be constructed to protect the sign. Wangen was concerned about drainage. Hoffman assured him that the engineer will have to sign off on a drainage plan. His last concern was the location of the Dollar Store sign. Hoffman said that the sign would be on the north side and would not block the liquor store sign.

The council decided to wait to act on the vacation of Farmers Street until the development agreement is reviewed and signed.

A variance request by Sorensen Development was approved as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Committee. City ordinance requires a ten foot setback for parking lots and loading areas.

Chris Gastner said that the development agreement will be brought back on March 5 for the council's approval.

FCHS

Steve Fenlon representing Fillmore County Handicapped Services requested that the council act as the government unit to sponsor tax-exempt financing/refinancing. Fenlon explained that this would involve refinancing two existing homes in Preston and financing a new residential group home in Rushford. He said that the tax-exempt financing reduces the interest expense by one third. The bonds must be issued by a government unit. Fenlon explained that the city just acts as a 'conduit'. A public hearing was set for February 26 in the council chambers.

Street Feasibility Report

Brett Grabau, Bonestroo and Associates, reviewed a feasibility report for street and utility needs in four areas: Corn Cobb Acres, Valley Street Area including portions of Brownsville Street, Houston Street, Valley Street, Franklin Street and Washington Street, Main Street from St. Anthony to Pleasant Street, and Center Street from North to Spring Street. The total co .....
[Read the Rest]

Lanesboro City Council Report: City sales tax progresses

Fri, Feb 23rd, 2007
Posted in Government

At the joint city council and public utilities meeting February 20, the council moved forward toward a 1/2 cent city sales tax. Passing a resolution approving a sales and use tax, the council detailed the items on which the money would be used. Whit ..... 
[Read the Rest]

County supports state workplace smoking ban

Fri, Feb 16th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Fillmore County Health Director Sharon Serfling asked the county board to support a statewide smoke-free workplace ordinance at the February 13 meeting. She made note that about 80% of Fillmore County residents are non-smokers. She informe ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford City Council Report: Hearing set for proposed Rushford FCHS home

Fri, Feb 16th, 2007
Posted in Government

Steve Fenlon of MHC, a nonprofit tax-exempt financing specialist, addressed the Rushford City Council at their regular meeting February 12. As transaction manager, Fenlon asked the council to set a public hearing in order for FCHS (Fillmore County H ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Harmony City Council Report: Council tables action on sewer/street development

Fri, Feb 16th, 2007
Posted in Government

Harmony - On February 13 the Harmony City Council welcomed Devon Scrabeck and other Harmony residents to discuss sewer connection issues for the Jacobson Addition Development. Scrabeck explained that, under the current utility layout, in order to bu ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Lanesboro City Council Report: Council approves garbage contract

Fri, Feb 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

The Lanesboro City Council voted unanimously at their Monday, February 5 meeting, to grant a new five year contract to Waste Management for solid waste and recycling pick-up. The contract is for a period from April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2012. [Read the Rest]

Preston City Council Report: Feasibility study approved for Preston streets

Fri, Feb 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

Joe Palen of Bonestroo and Associates reviewed a preliminary report for Preston City streets at the February 5 Preston City Council meeting. Public Works Director Bill Cox noted that the streets were classified in one of three categories including h ..... 
[Read the Rest]

County puts moratorium on campgrounds, PUDs, and subdivisions

Fri, Feb 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - In a move that took many by surprise, the Fillmore County Board on Tuesday voted four to one to put in place a 12 month moratorium on the development and expansion of campgrounds, planned unit developments (PUDS) and subdivisions in the co ..... 
[Read the Rest]

County puts moratorium on campgrounds, PUDs, and subdivisions

Fri, Feb 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - In a move that took many by surprise, the Fillmore County Board on Tuesday voted four to one to put in place a 12 month moratorium on the development and expansion of campgrounds, planned unit developments (PUDS) and subdivisions in the co ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | > | >>