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Thomas Trehus addresses Harmony City Council


Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met for their regular meeting on March 8 at 7 p.m. All were present except for City Administrator Jerome Illg.

Thomas Trehus introduced himself to the city council during the public forum. Trehus is running for Minnesota House of Representatives in District 28B, challenging the incumbent, Representative Greg Davids. He stated that he has a lot of respect for Davids, but believes that it’s time for some new ideas in the House of Representatives. He is a fifth generation resident of rural Spring Grove and serves on the Spring Grove school board. Trehus has worked with Senator Al Franken in Washington and currently works at Minnowa Construction, Inc. in Harmony. He emphasized the need for politicians from all parties to work together and listen to each other. He would like to see more investment in schools and roads and bridges being funded properly, noting that there are currently 35 bridges in Fillmore County that are structurally deficient. “I want to truly become an ambassador for our communities, and see us grow and thrive,” Trehus stated. He also wants to work on finding ways to encourage the young people of the small communities in Houston and Fillmore County to come back to live in or stay in the area and believes that one of the ways to make that happen is to support initiatives like broadband. He thanked the mayor and council for allowing him to speak at the meeting.

The consent agenda was approved. It included a beer license for Village Square, 2013A bond payment in the amount of $2,387, and a one-year lease with Fillmore Central Schools to lease rooms at the community center at $20,000.

The River Valleys Girl Scout troop asked the council for permission to build a gaga ball Pit near the playground at the Community Center. Gaga ball is a fast paced, high energy game played in an octagonal pit, similar to dodge ball, but much gentler. The troop will raise the $750 needed to build the pit using their cookie sales fundraiser. They will also be building the pit themselves with minimal help. By doing so, they will win the bronze award for getting kids to be more active. The council thanked them for their presentation, noting that it was well done. The ball pit was approved.

Rod Johnson from the Harmony Fire Department asked for approval to add James Skaalen to the department, noting that it would bring the total number of firefighters to 26. The council agreed with .....
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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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Harmony City Council thanks emergency responders

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on January 12, 2016 at 7 p.m. Mayor Steve Donney was absent, and council member Debbie Swenson was acting mayor in his place. The consent agenda was approved and included the claims, the minutes of the last meeting, ..... 
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Harmony Library to sell 2016 calendars

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on December 8, 2015 at 7 pm. All council members were present. The consent agenda was approved and included the claims, sheriff’s report, financial report, and an application for a kennel license from The Dog Pad. ..... 
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Harmony Council welcomes new Fillmore County Deputy

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on November 10, 2015 at 7 p.m. The new Fillmore County Deputy, Samantha Keasling, introduced herself to the council. Keasling has worked in the department for six years and has also worked in Anoka County. She curr ..... 
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Harmony Council approves new colors for water tower

Mon, Oct 19th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on October 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. Council member Debbie Swenson was absent. Rod Johnson from the Fire Department was present to ask the council about the possibility of hiring two training officers for the crew to repla ..... 
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AED device to be placed at Harmony Golf Course

Mon, Sep 14th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on September 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. The claims were reviewed and approved along with the minutes of the August 11 meeting. The vendor agreement with SEMCAC was approved. The council re ..... 
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City of Harmony featured in documentary

Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on August 11, 2015 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. City Administrator Jerome Illg reported that work has begun on the 2016 budget. Illg has also been comparing the model ordinances to Harmony’s current c ..... 
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Harmony council approves plans for wastewater plant project

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on July 14, 2015 at 7 pm. Council member Debbie Swenson was acting mayor in Mayor Steve Donney’s absence. The Harmony Fire Department requested permission to hire Dustin Hanson to replace the firefighter who recen ..... 
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