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Wykoff City Council addresses broken warning siren


Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

It was determined the warning or tornado siren on South Street in Wykoff was not operational at May’s Wykoff City Council meeting. The city’s contracted electrician inspected the wiring to the pole that hosts the siren and everything was in working order. Councilman Comstock suggested it may be the siren itself that is in need of repair, not just the wiring. The city’s electrician did not have a boom truck that would reach the siren at the time the wiring was checked. Comstock spoke to Thompson Motors, who is willing to loan out a truck so the siren can be taken down and inspected. The council decided this was an emergency situation, especially with storm season brewing this time of year. It was decided unanimously to ask for a re-visit from the electrician and utilize the truck from Thompson Motors. In the meantime, the city’s fire department has been notified so they may station on South Street and sound an alarm in the event of an emergency weather situation.

The council was visited by a few residents at their latest meeting. John Bicknese requested permission to remove a second water meter at his property, as nothing is going through it. Permission was granted and Bicknese is to return the meter to the city after uninstalling it. Louis Siskow was also in attendance on behalf of the Fall Fest Committee. She asked Councilman Vreeman to help with the new parade line up parking for the 2014 festival and he obliged. Siskow also mentioned the committee had been offering ‘Burger Night’ on the community center the same night as council members in hopes the council would support raising funds for Fall Fest. She reminded the council it would be nice to see them come out to support the community. Phillip Eickhoff asked the council to close the account on his 104 Gold Street property since his 106 property was technically the same unit. The council advised the City Clerk to do so.

City Clerk Cheryl Davis had inquired to receive one additional hour of PTO time since she had worked an evening doing dog licensing. Mayor Hare was quick to point out that she was a salaried employee and would work when needed; something she had agreed upon.

A representative from WHKS, the engineering firm hired by the city to complete the new waste treatment center, gave an update on the project. Elevation is being established and blasting and drilling is starting. The council was asked to consider hiring TJ Excavating for materials r .....
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Preston endorses Root River restoration project

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained the plans for the restoration project at the council’s May 19 meeting. Trout Unlimited requested the city’s endorsement for their plans to improve Root River access for anglers on land owned by the city o ..... 
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Government the Week of May 26, 2014

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in All Government

•Tuesday, May 27, Fillmore County Commissioners meeting, 9 a.m., Fillmore County Courthouse •Tuesday, May 27, Fillmore Central School Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Schedule subject to change.

Canton considers request to vacate alley

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

Canton residents Jamie and Holly Knutson were present and made a request for the city to vacate an alley at the May 14 meeting of the Canton City Council. The alley runs between the Knutson and Newman properties in Canton and is not in use. Mayor ..... 
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Fillmore County Sheriff candidacy announcement

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in All Government

Rochester Police Shift Commander, Lt. Tom Kaase announces his candidacy for Fillmore County Sheriff. He has served with the Rochester Police Department for the past 18 years in the capacities of patrolman, community policing officer, investigator, na ..... 
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Spring activities, trail sign and new AEDs discussed at Whalan’s May city council meeting

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

The town of Whalan, like all the other towns and villages of the Bluff Country region, is showing signs of life and activity after a cold, challenging winter, and that was apparent in a number of items discussed last Monday evening at the May city co ..... 
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Houston City Council amends city several city codes

By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Government

The Houston City Council held a meeting on May 12. Before the regularly scheduled meeting a public hearing was held to discuss a draft of ordinances that will amend city code in several areas. Changes were made to several ordinances including trees, ..... 
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City of Mabel continues search for ambulance crew members

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on May 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. One bid from Donald Garness was received for the lot across from the nursing home that the city is selling. The council approved a motion to accept the bid. ..... 
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Harmony appoints new council member

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

After Jim Bakken announced he would be leaving the Harmony City Council at the end of May, the search for a new council member began. Four people applied to finish the seven-month term: Clifford Johannessen, Kyle Morem, Jill Fishbaugher, and Steve Sa ..... 
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