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Canton supports Meals on Wheels


Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Canton Government



The Canton City Council voted to support the local Meals on Wheels program at their regular meeting on February 10. Mayor Donivee Johnson was present via Skype and Acting Mayor Cindy Shanks led the meeting.

Debbie Betthauser, Senior Services Director for Semcac, was present to ask for the Council’s financial support for the local Meals on Wheels program, which delivers meals to home- bound seniors. She explained that the meals come from a kitchen at the Caledonia United Methodist Church, noting that the church had included a commercial kitchen for the program in their building upgrade. She stated that the program has been paying for some expenses at the church, but not utilities. Due to rising costs, the church has recently asked the program to start contributing $25 per day for the utilities.

Unfortunately, the funds for the additional expense, which totals about $6,800 per year, are not in the program’s budget. Betthauser went on to explain that she had first gone to the Caledonia City Council to ask for help and they had indicated that they would be willing to provide financial support, but asked that she also request support from the other communities served by the program. She added that Canton was the last to be asked and that all of the other communities have agreed to contribute.

The other communities served by this Meals on Wheels program are Caledonia, Eitzen, Spring Grove and Mabel. Betthauser said that she had reviewed the numbers from 2015 and had apportioned the cost according to each town’s percentage of meals served. The percentages broke down as follows:

• Caledonia 30%

• Mabel 27%

• Spring Grove 23%

• Canton 13%

• Eitzen 7%

There are 10-12 meals served per day in Canton. That is about 13% of the total meals served by the program, so Canton’s share of the additional cost would be about $880. Councilor Carl Ernst made a motion to support the Meals on Wheels program and to round up the contribution to $900. The motion was passed unanimously.

Betthauser will report back to the Caledonia City Council on February 22 to confirm that all of the communities are on board. Once she has their final approval, she will send out a letter with the details to each of the communities and request payment.

She thanked the council for their support and added that the program .....
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Lanesboro Council appoints new public utilities commissioner

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met on February 1 at 5:30 p.m. for their regular meeting. All council members were present. The Lanesboro Public Library’s circulation numbers were down slightly throughout the month of January. The numbers have in ..... 
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Peterson looks towards street and electrical needs, future of school

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Government

At the Wednesday, February 10 city meeting, the Peterson council discussed a comprehensive list of city infrastructure and when they were last modified. The listing included street, water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, electrical, equipment, building ..... 
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Harmony Arts Board looking for high school students to join board

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on February 9, 2016 at 7 p.m. City Administrator Jerome Illg was absent. The minutes from the January meeting were reviewed and approved, as well as the claims. A liquor license for Kwik Trip was approved. T ..... 
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Chatfield discusses financing options for storm water improvements

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the February 8 meeting of the Chatfield City Council, possible options to pay for needed storm water improvements were discussed. The two most likely funding streams for funding storm water improvements and maintenance are either through the ta ..... 
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Spring Valley garbage pickup explained

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6pm. All members were in attendance: Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Following the Pl ..... 
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Rushford declares vacancy for administrator position; moves Veterans Park forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Government

In news that’s already trickled through small town talk and media reports, Rushford’s City Administrator Steve Sarvi has accepted the position of Winona City Manager and has submitted a letter of resignation to the City of Rushford. “I want to ..... 
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Future of Trail Days in question once again

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on February 4, 2016 at the city hall for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. A discussion on Trail Days was held, as the staff at the First State Bank of Fountain wish to remain involved in the event, but would ..... 
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Rushford approves amendment to lodging tax ordinance

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Government

A short January 25 Rushford council meeting hosted a public hearing and wrapped up a final decision on the fate of lodging tax dollars. The hearing was held to take public comment to a proposed amendment to the city’s ordinance on the funds. The i ..... 
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