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Harmony dealing with freezing pipes


Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

At the Harmony City Council meeting on March 11, Kyle Morem, Jamie Breezer, and Bill Hanlon approached the council about getting credit for running water to prevent pipes from freezing.

The long stretch of below-zero temperatures has wreaked havoc on water mains and water pipes all over. To prevent frozen water pipes and a potentially expensive plumbing bill, many residents have been letting a little water run at all times. Some have requested the city offer some sort of credit on their water bills to help out.

Morem said his water is 36 degrees right now. Maintenance Employee Chris Johnson said it is recommended to start running water at 40 degrees.

Bill Hanlon said it could be helpful to the city to have people running their water as well. “If there is no water moving, it will freeze,” he said.

Later in the meeting, the council discussed the possibility of giving a credit to residents. Mayor Steve Donney had come up with a proposal to help customers offset the extra costs. He had spoken with several residents, and he suggested the customers pay for the water they use. The city will then take the average sewer usage for January 15-April 15 from last year, and credit the user the difference in this year’s sewer usage for those three months.

City Administrator Jerome Illg had a slightly different idea of how to compensate. He suggested the city give a lump sum credit on the water bill for the additional use. Illg had figured out the average extra water usage based on a pencil-thin stream of water running 24 hours a day. Illg felt this would be easier, and there would be no need to make calculations.

The council approved Donney’s idea. If someone has been running their water to prevent frozen pipes, they need to speak with someone at the city office so the city is aware. They must apply for this credit before April 21. The credit will be given at the bill that comes at the end of April, and there is no grace period.

Electric Work on First Avenue

Stuart Morem of Morem Electric was at the meeting to discuss possible electric work to be done during the First Avenue street project. Morem came up with two options for the city to do before the street project begins this summer.

The first option is to completely get rid of all light poles on the street and have everything underground from the grocery store to Third Street. Th .....
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Water main breaks in Harmony

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

On Monday, February 10, employees of the city of Harmony were busy working in the below-zero temperatures as a water main broke on Center Street. City Maintenance Employee Chris Johnson described the situation at the city council meeting the next ..... 
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Harmony City Council discusses sidewalk assessments

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

Brett Grabau of Bonestroo presented the Harmony City Council with the completed Feasibility Report on the 1st Ave street project at their regular meeting on January 14. The report analyzed the street, the project itself, and the cost associated. The ..... 
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Harmony City Council sets levy for 2014

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council approved the budget and set the 2014 levy at their regular meeting on December 10. The levy was set at $550,000. When discussing the budget items, Mayor Steven Donney asked about the $40,000 that has been in the budget eve ..... 
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Harmony approves license for The Dog Pad

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

The kennel license application from Paula Fisher was approved at the Harmony City Council meeting on November 12. Fisher will have a dog kennel at the same location as the Harmony Greenhouse and Floral. The Dog Pad, LLC, will be a doggy day care, a ..... 
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Harmony to allow “doggy daycare”

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

Harmony Greenhouse and Floral owner Paula Fisher approached the Harmony City Council on October 8 regarding the current animal ordinance. Fisher has been working on a business plan for the last year, and would like to open a dog boarding kennel and ..... 
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Budget for 2014 presented to Harmony City Council

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

By Hannah Wingert The Harmony City Council met on September 10, 2013 at 7p.m. All city council members were present. The consent agenda was approved. It included the minutes from the August 13 meeting, claims, the Administrator report, the financ ..... 
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Harmony discusses musician carving project

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

Harmony, Minn. resident and owner of Slim’s Woodshed, Stan Maroushek, approached the council a couple of months ago regarding a vision he had for a project to help bring people into town. The statues would be placed in a path throughout the town f ..... 
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Harmony considers road purchase

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

Cory Scrabeck approached the Harmony City Council with an offer to sell some of his property to the city. Third Avenue southwest ends at his property, and Scrabeck owns the rest of the road all the way to the end. Scrabeck said he has closed it a ..... 
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