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Wykoff Council shocks mayor


Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

The June 9 Wykoff City Council meeting started seemingly ordinary and ended with a bang. There were some simple matters discussed, such as approval for the fire department to purchase $500 in candy for summer parades, approval for the Wykoff summer youth softball teams to have their entry fees covered as well as some equipment with a cap of $500 in spending put in place.

The council approved the hire of Jeff Copley, of Rushford, as the Class B waste treatment center operator. Copley will be hired to oversee up to two other employees who will do maintenance under his direction and be trained along the way to achieve licenses as he has done with other cities. Copley will only be hired as eight hours per week at $36 per hour. The hire passed after a vote of 4-1. It was decided the council will meet with Coply on June 18 to set up job description(s) for the new hire(s).

There was some confusion about ordinances when the council discussed bushes owned by the Horsman family on North 4th Street. Previously, a complaint was brought to the council by a neighbor who had asked the city have the property owner remove them. Councilman Mitch Grabau, who also sits on the zoning committee, reported to the council Horsman had visited with the committee at their recent meeting and discussed the bushes. Grabau, on behalf of the zoning committee, recommended the bushes stay where they are and did not need to be removed. He stated if the bushes came out, many bushes would have to come out in town as well and the homeowner had planted them prior to the current ordinance in place. The recommendation also implied the bushes be removed only if a street were to be developed. City Clerk Davis read the current ordinance dealing with fencing, trees and shrubs, to the council. Councilwoman Larson made a motion to let the bushes remain in place and it was seconded by Councilman Comstock. The motion carried.

In other old business, City Maintenance Director Al Williams had provided a written note in regards to pump replacements for the city wells as he was not in attendance. Previously, Thein Well Company had suggested to the council pump replacement along with other parts to the city’s main well. Williams had contacted two other well companies for a second opinion. Both companies had said there are two wells still pumping the same gallons per minute as a year ago and they would not recommend doing anything until one of the pumps starts pumpi .....
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Commissioners discuss revenue options for road preservation

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in All Government

At the Fillmore County Board’s June 10 meeting County Engineer Ron Gregg expressed his concerns about the condition of the county’s infrastructure, specifically roads and bridges. In a letter to the commissioners, he made it clear that without ..... 
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Complaints about cats addressed in Canton

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council addressed complaints about cats at their regular meeting on June 11. Jamie and Katie Dierson, as well as other Canton residents, have complained about cats apparently belonging to a neighbor. There are several cats running ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council looks into cloud data storage

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, June 9 and approved the bid of $222,233.94 from Doyle Connor Company for the North Broadway Concrete Paving. The acceptance of Doyle Connor’s bid was recommendation by Bolton &Menk, consulting Engineer ..... 
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Stand Still Parade, new trail map highlight Whalan’s June council meeting

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

At the Whalan City Council meeting on Monday, June 9, the council received positive news on a number of recent projects and events. The Stand Still Parade Committee presented their final financial report to the Council, showing a net profit of $3,09 ..... 
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Chatfield hears plans to host the Relay for Life

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Deb Jorgenson addressed councilors at their June 9 meeting about a proposal to host the Fillmore County Relay for Life in 2015 and 2016. Councilor Robert Pederson was absent. Jorgenson and Wendy Kirchner have been working on plans to host the even ..... 
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New city attorney in Fountain

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

“We would be more than happy to become your city attorneys,” expressed Scott Springer of Springer & Gumbel, P.A. as he spoke to the Fountain City Council at their meeting June 5, 2014. With former City Attorney Kelly Wagner leaving to work in t ..... 
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Houston City Council talks radium levels in city water supply

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in All Government

On June 9 Houston held their monthly city council meeting. The majority of the meeting was spent with the Minnesota Department of Health educating the city council on the town’s issue of radium being found in the drinking water. The representative ..... 
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Rushford preps for Highway 43 project, deals with illegal dumping

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Indications of the impending road project are starting to become noticeable and the city is making strides to make sure that local traffic and visitors know that the city businesses are open. Large construction signs bearing “Road Closed” warnin ..... 
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