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Whalan City Council talks town improvements and house demolition


Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

At the regular monthly meeting of the Whalan City Council that took place on Monday, July 14, a number of items were discussed and actions were approved. Present at the meeting were Mayor Larry Johnson, Everett Johnson, Jim Gustavson, David Rahn, Margaret Chiglo, Lanny Landsverk and Lolly Melander (town administrator).

Minutes from the June, 2014, meeting were approved, as was a motion to approve and pay the monthly bills. The council also discussed the following items of old and new business:

•Lanny Landsverk informed the council that the Norland house in Whalan will be torn down. The demolition will take place during the week of July 24.

•The council learned that the City gas pump is once again not working. This pump was repaired once before a couple of years ago. A motion was made by David Rahn, and seconded by Jim Gustavson, to authorize Everett Johnson to go to Fleet Farm with Lanny Landsverk to purchase a new pump unit. That motion carried.

•Mayor Johnson reported on a recent area meeting in which financial standing of the Lanesboro Fire Department was reviewed. Pull tab funds have been used for a number of years to sustain expenses of the rural fire department. A decision has been made to increase the annual fees paid by participating towns of the rural fire department over the next three years. The council directed Lolly Melander to budget $1,000 towards this rural fire department fee next year.

•The repairs and maintenance of Whalan’s LP tank are underway. The tank top was fixed, the council learned, but it has not yet been painted. It was agreed that Lolly Melander will contact K & H co-op to find out when the tank painting will be finished.

•The council discussed the need for additional gravel for the Whalan ball field. The main question is whether or not more gravel needs to be ordered this year. Mayor Johnson told the council that the last loads of gravel were placed on the ball field, on Halverson Alley, and on Tuftin Alley. It was decided that the council will wait on ordering more gravel for this year.

•The council affirmed that the current annual fee for a city license for B & Bs and other lodging establishments is $35. Mayor Johnson also informed the council that the State of Minnesota requires all B & Bs and lodging establishments to supply their local city with a copy of their state licenses. This matter directly affects fou .....
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Rep. Davids named “Legislator of Distinction”

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Government

By Jason Wenisch ST. PAUL – The League of Minnesota Cities has honored State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) with its 2014 “Legislator of Distinction” award. The League annually recognizes lawmakers who display leadership in supporting ..... 
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Rushford Village weeds out issue; looks ahead

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Following the Tuesday, July 15 council meeting, the City of Rushford Village has taken decisive action against the flourishing thistle population within its borders. According the Mayor Gordon Johnson, a specific complaint regarding a property was b ..... 
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Houston locks into animal control contract

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Government

The Houston City Council held a meeting on July 14. At the meeting, Chief David Breault informed the council of the weekly animal complaints which the police department is called to deal with stray or neglected animals in town. Chief Breault suggest ..... 
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Wykoff citizen questions city council ethics

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council met on Tuesday, July 8 with a full audience in attendance. With standing room only, the council wasted no time approving a new council member to fill the seat left open when Protem Mayor Jeremy Comstock was put into office at ..... 
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Preston approves bond sale for 2014 street projects

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

At the July 7 Preston City Council meeting, Mike Bubany, David Drown and Associates, informed the council that the city’s favorable “AA/Stable” Standard and Poor’s rating had been reaffirmed. Councilman David Harrison was absent. The city ..... 
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Inflow and infiltration issues in Harmony

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

At the Harmony City Council meeting on July 8, city employee Chris Johnson brought a problem to the attention of the council. Johnson noted at the wastewater treatment plant, there has been high levels of water infiltrating from the ground. While ..... 
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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 coun ..... 
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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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