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Harmony Library receives grant from SELCO


Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on May 12, 2015 at 7 p.m. All city council members were present.

The consent agenda was approved which included the minutes of the previous meeting and the claims and bills.

City Administrator Jerome Illg reported that minor repairs are being done to the roof of the visitor center.

The board approved liquor licenses for The Stop Light, On the Crunchy Side, Heidi Brown, and the Harmony Golf Course.

Chris Johnson noted that the gravel roads need to be sprayed with dust control again as the dust is getting worse. It will be done on the next dry day.

Council member Debbie Swenson gave the EDA report. They have been running advertising for the City of Harmony on Minnesota Public Radio (or MPR). The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an open house on June 3 and is currently working on installing a welcome sign right outside of Harmony.

The grant for the rehab house project was funded in the amount of $182,400. The project will also receive $25,000 from the city.

The Buddy Benches have been installed at Selvig Park and bolted down.

The library board met on May 11, 2015. They received a full grant from Southeast Minnesota Libraries Cooperating (or SELCO) in the amount of $6100 for a mural. The board will be beginning a search for local artists to assist with painting the “paint by numbers” mural soon.

Circulation of books at the library has been up this past month.

There was no report from the Arts Board.

The new Fillmore County Sheriff, Tom Kaase, was present at the meeting to introduce himself to the council. He noted that there will not be any big changes to the operation at the sheriff’s department, and that he has a good staff there. There is currently a sergeant position open and he expects that it will be filled soon as five individuals are testing for it. Kaase has been reviewing Harmony’s contract with the Fillmore County Sheriff’s department to be sure that it is up to date. Mayor Steve Donney inquired about the controversial body cameras that have been getting media attention lately. Kaase explained that it is very expensive and time consuming to store the footage and to prep it for requests, and that the House and Senate are divided on the privacy issues surrounding the cameras.

Engineer Brett Grabau presented the board with a pay requ .....
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Harmony moves forward with plans for community garden

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on April 14, 2015 at 7 p.m. All city council members were present. Fillmore County Property Appraiser Brian Hoff opened a Board of Review hearing. There were no questions and no one was present for the public foru ..... 
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Community garden coming to Harmony

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

Becky Hoff and Aaron Bishop gave the Harmony City Council an update on the community garden project being planned by the public library. The garden will be located behind the community center. Hoff said she will be asking for formal permission to st ..... 
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Snow removal concerns in Harmony

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

At the February 10 council meeting, Council member Kyle Morem brought up the issue of snow removal in Harmony. He stated it has been the biggest complaint he has heard in town. “What can we do to fix that?” he asked. He and other council me ..... 
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Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

On the evening of Wednesday, January 14, 2015, the Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce conducted their annual meeting at the City Council Chambers in the Harmony Community Center. Pictured above, left to right: Reuben Hershberger (Board Member), An ..... 
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Harmony City Council swears in new members

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

Harmony City Attorney Richard Nethercut swore in two people at the council meeting on January 13. Steve Donney, who was re-elected as Mayor of Harmony during the November election, and brand new council member Steve Sagen. Building and maintenan ..... 
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Residents attend assessment hearing for street project in Harmony

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

Residents of 1st Ave SW came to the Harmony city council meeting on November 10 for the public hearing on assessments. City engineer Brett Grabau was there to explain the project and answer any questions from the council or the residents. The pro ..... 
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Community garden coming to Harmony

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

At the Harmony city council meeting on October 14, Becky Hoff, along with Brenda Pohlman from Fillmore County Public Health and Aaron Bishop from Niagara Cave, approached the city council about starting a community garden. According to Hoff, they ..... 
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Harmony street project nears completion

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

City Engineer Brett Grabau attended the Harmony City Council meeting on August 12 to update the council on the First Avenue street project. Grabau said there have been a lot of questions about the curbs. For the most part, the curbs are the same ..... 
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