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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 daycare in Harmony. This business would be at the same location, but still separate from the greenhouse.

The current ordinance for animals in town does not allow for more than four cats or four dogs at a time. Fisher asked if the city would consider amending the ordinance to allow for a new business.

City Attorney Richard Nethercut said that right now, there are no kennels allowed at all, and the city would have to change that. Council members agreed that some sort of regulations would need to be in place. The greenhouse is now located in an industrial zone. It was agreed there should be a permit process and it should be limited to industrial zoned areas to prevent large kennels in residential areas.

Fisher said the dogs will be inside at night. There will be an evaluation process before a dog is allowed to stay there, including vaccinations and the ability to get along with other dogs. She would also like to add the service of grooming in the future if she builds up enough clientele.

Fisher added that having a doggy daycare for pets could be a big draw for tourists, as there are many hotels and B&Bs that do not allow dogs. She will have daycare for dogs, as well as boarding for longer periods.

A new ordinance will be worked on and something will be presented at the November meeting.

Water System project

Russ Stammer was at the meeting to discuss the well project. In 2011, the capital improvement plan for the water system included getting a third well in 2015. Stammer said this may seem like a long ways from now, but he felt it was time to review the next steps and plan ahead.

Well #1, located near the water tower, is very old and has had a lot of work done to it. Well #2 is in better shape, but is still a pretty old well. The council had decided a third well would be the next priority.

Stammer spoke of some funding options for a new well, including a state revolving loan fund. These loans usually have interest rates that are 1 or 2 percent lower than other sources. An application was submitted to get Harmony on the priority list and Harmony was ranked number 35.

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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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Harmony City Council approves sale of Heritage Grove

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

By Jade Sexton The Harmony City Council and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) held a special joint meeting on June 11 to discuss the purchase offer for the Heritage Grove assisted living center. Remax Realtor Roxanne Johnson was present, ..... 
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Board of Review at Harmony City Council meeting

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

The annual Board of Review was held before the regular Harmony City Council meeting on May 14. Cindy Blagsvedt from the County Assessor’s office summarized the sales study that was conducted on residential, commercial and agricultural sales in Fil ..... 
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Harmony to purchase new ambulance

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

It was approved for the Harmony Ambulance service to go ahead with plans to purchase a new ambluance. Larry Nolan spoke to the council at their meeting on February 12. According to Nolan, the current ambulance is a 2010 with 45,000 miles. Since t ..... 
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Tax abatement hearing at the Harmony City Council meeting

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

By Jade Sexton Mike Bubany of David Drown and Associates was at the Harmony City Council meeting on January 8 for the tax abatement hearing. The city is planning to refinance a USDA bond they currently have in order to get a lower interest rate an ..... 
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Harmony City Council looks at street project

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Government

By Jade Sexton Brett Grabau from Bonestroo was at the Harmony City Council meeting on December 11, 2012, to discuss the street repair projects on 1st Ave SW. It is a county road, and the county is planning on doing a reclaim and repave to that enti ..... 
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