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Seven EMTs added to Mabel Ambulance


Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on June 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. All council members were present.

The city had accepted sealed bids for the 2004 Chevy Impala police car that is no longer being used by the police department. The bids were opened at the council meeting. A bid from Steve Michael in the amount of $1,260 was accepted.

The minutes from the June 11, 2014 meeting were reviewed and approved.

The monthly bills were reviewed and approved for payment.

City Clerk Karen Larson presented the Fire Relief 2014 SC-14 Form Approval to the council. She noted that there currently is not a deficit and no levy will be needed. The form was approved.

The council passed a motion to increase the Fire Relief Pension from $600 to $650 as there was no increase last year and funds are currently available.

The primary election will be held August 12 from 7-8 p.m. Nathan Manning will be the head judge. The other judges will be Linda Kowalsky, Dee Ann Erickson, Donna Johnson, and Lavonne Mengis. Joan Manning will be the alternate.

Spring Grove city council member, Lorilyn Dehning, arranged for a bus to pick up children in Mabel throughout the summer to take them to the Spring Grove swimming pool. The bus is sponsored by Poet Biorefining and has been well received so far. There will be several more pick-ups this summer, and the council is considering continuing the program next summer. The activity is open to all kids, not just the ones in the Mabel Summer Rec program. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Public Works Department Director Robert Miereau informed the council that the cement slab for one of the picnic shelters at the park has partially sunk into the ground as a result of the flooding in June, 2013. He recommended that the cement be re-poured and the legs of the canopy refastened to make them more stable. The project will cost $4,675 and Miereau will look into finding sponsors for it. A motion was passed to make the repairs.

The buildings at 121, 125, and 114 Main Street were discussed as the city now owns those properties. Karen Larson will obtain details on an EDA loan for upkeep as the city decides what to do with the buildings.

The ownership of a tax forfeited property in Mabel has been reverted to the state of Minnesota. The City of Mabel has the opportunity to purchase the property. If it is used f .....
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County Board recognizes probation/parole week

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Alex Bunger, Support Services Unit Supervisor with DFO Community Corrections, reviewed the proclamation in recognition of Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week (July 13-July 19) at the board’s July 8 meeting. DFO (Dodge-Fillmore-Olmst ..... 
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Fountain City Council discusses sinkhole

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

Fountain resident Jason Sethre attended the July city council meeting held on July 3, 2014 to request assistance in dealing with an ongoing sinkhole problem on his property. According to Sethre this is the third sinkhole that has developed on the p ..... 
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Canton denies request to vacate alley

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The request to vacate the alley between 301 & 303 East Fillmore Avenue in Canton was denied at the Canton City Council meeting on July 9. The request was made by Canton residents Holly and Jamie Knutson at the city council meeting in May and a pub ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at arts campus project

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Courtney Bergey attended the Lanesboro City Council meeting on July 7 to speak to the council about the Arts Campus Project. Bergey works for the Lanesboro Arts Council, and they have been working on a plan that will create better signage around ..... 
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Judge's administrative order discussed

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Government

By Karen Reisner Fillmore County Attorney Brett Corson presented information at the county board’s July 1 meeting concerning Third Judicial District’s Chief Judge Jeffrey Thompson’s administrative order (October, 2013). The order requires a v ..... 
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Government the Week of July 7, 2014

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Government

•Monday, July 7, Lanesboro City Council Meeting, 5:30pm, City Hall. •Monday, July 7, Preston City Council Meeting, 6pm, Council Chambers. •Tuesday, July 8, Fillmore County Commissioners Meeting, 9am, Fillmore County Courthouse. •Tuesday, ..... 
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Ag land continues steep value increase

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Fillmore County Assessor Cynthia Blagsvedt reviewed the numbers on property values at the June 24 meeting of the Board of Appeal and Equalization. Because there are only four commissioners at this time, County Auditor/Treasurer Shirl Boelter was sw ..... 
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County to continue participation in Minnesota performance measurement program

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Government

At the county board’s June 24 meeting the board approved a resolution to continue participation in the Minnesota Office of State Auditor Performance Measurement Program. The county has participated since 2010 when it adopted and implemented 10 per ..... 
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