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Lanesboro increases levy by 3 percent


Fri, Sep 19th, 2008
Posted in Government

Lanesboro - The Lanesboro City Council passed a resolution for the 2009 budget and tax levy at their regular meeting on September 15. City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman presented the council with a copy of the proposed 2009 budget, with the changes and cuts made from last year. The total tax levy for 2009 will be $386,287, up one percent from last year's levy of $382,576.

Vickerman suggested the council set the levy at $394,053, which would be a 3 percent increase from last year. The little bit of extra money would be there if it was needed for anything. Vickerman added that they still do not know how the property evaluations have turned out yet. She stated the park board and others have worked hard on making cuts and did a good job.

"It's going to be a tighter year," said Vickerman.

The council approved the three percent increase. The Truth in Taxation hearing will be on December 11 at 5:30 with a continuation on December 15 if needed. A hearing for the final adoption of the levy will be before the regular meeting on December 15.

Bids for Bond Issue

Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates presented the council with three bids for the bond issue on the Whittier Street and Maple Drive projects. The low bid was from Dougherty and Co., LLC at 4.35 percent. The council passed a resolution for the sale of $910,000 in general obligation bonds to Dougherty.

Bubany had projected the interest rate to be 4.693 percent. The lower interest rate will save the city 30,000 in payments. The call option on the bonds is February 1, 2017. The city can refinance or prepay anytime after that date.

Fire Hall Updates

Andy Drake spoke to the council about replacing the heating at the fire station. According to Drake, the current overhead heaters are obsolete and parts can no longer be purchased for them. The fire department would like to install floor heating, and they would pay half of the cost. The council approved the project.

Drake had received three bids for the concrete floor replacement. The low bid was from Bakke Cement and Masonry Company for $17,791. The estimate from Vis Plumbing for the boiler was $13,981.

Vickerman said the city's half of the entire project would be $16,749. She explained there is currently $15,430 in the budget for capital outlay that could go toward that cost. Council member Kevin Drake pointed out that the floor heating would cost a lot less and save money in the long ru .....
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Spring Valley City Council discuss plans for Tracey Road

Fri, Sep 12th, 2008
Posted in Government

The proposed improvements on west Tracey Road drew some interested property owners at the September 8 Spring Valley City council meeting, who wanted more information on what the City's plan was going to be to put utilities down the center of the roa ..... 
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Rushford council fails to endorse proposals

Fri, Sep 12th, 2008
Posted in Government

Rushford - The Rushford city council said a quiet "no thanks" to two sizable proposals on their agenda last Monday night by declining to second the motions made to endorse the projects.

City Administrator Windy Block carefully presented a pl ..... 
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Sentence To Serve amended

Fri, Sep 12th, 2008
Posted in Government

Sheriff Daryl Jensen addressed the county board with some good news at their September 9 meeting. The Sentence To Serve (STS) program, praised by Jensen as the first successful program to help people work off fines and time while providing a valuabl ..... 
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Harmony sets levy at $612,942

Fri, Sep 12th, 2008
Posted in Government

The Harmony City Council passed a resolution for the tax levy for the preliminary 2009 budget. City Administrator Jerome Illg presented the council with the proposed budget and highlighted the changes from the 2008 budget. The total tax capacity lev ..... 
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Lanesboro council works on 2009 budget

Fri, Sep 5th, 2008
Posted in Government

Lanesboro's City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman has been working on the budget for 2009. She presented the council with some of her suggested cuts, as well as a comparison with the 2008 budget at the September 2 meeting.

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Preston adopts preliminary 2009 budget

Fri, Sep 5th, 2008
Posted in Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman detailed nearly $21,000 in further budget reductions for 2009 at the council's September 3 meeting. Half of those cuts came from $11,000 less of an increase in health insurance premiums than expected. The total expecte ..... 
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County working to reduce 2009 budget

Fri, Sep 5th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - County Coordinator Karen Brown detailed the proposed 2009 budget to the Fillmore County Board at their September 2 meeting. Duane Bakke was absent. She explained that overall there will not be an increase in health insurance costs.

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Debris Grant criteria expanded to include ag

Fri, Aug 29th, 2008
Posted in Government

Expansion of the criteria for eligibility for Debris Grant funds available after the 2007 flood was discussed at the August 26 meeting. There is nearly $300,000 left to be dispersed. Commissioner Marc Prestby noted that the deadline for the distribu ..... 
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