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Local artist chosen for mural at Harmony Public Library


Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on June 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. Council member Debbie Swenson was acting mayor in Mayor Steve Donney’s absence.

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

City Administrator Jerome Illg reported that the County Road 25/1st Ave SW project has been completed.

The electric rate contract for May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015 was received. No rate adjustments will have to be made.

The Harmony Conservation Club submitted a request for a temporary liquor license and noise permit for the dates of July 3-5, 2015. They will be switching from the kegs used in previous years to cans, but don’t anticipate an issue with cleanup. The area will be cleaned at night after the event, and the club will provide their own security.

The City of Harmony received a notice of forfeiture from the Fillmore County Auditor’s Office for a property in Harmony. A motion was passed agreeing to a public auction of the property.

Kurt Johnson presented an update on the well project to the board. The drilling is complete at a level of approximately 750 feet deep. Another casing has yet to be installed and grouted. Johnson anticipates that the well will be able to pump 500 gallons a minute, but is open to testing it to see if it can take more than that amount. The well house will also be constructed soon. The well house plans were reviewed and approved by the council.

City Administrator Jerome Illg had contacted Maguire Iron, Inc to discuss the peeling paint and mildew on the belly of the city’s water tower. The city carries a contract with the company for routine inspections. The cost to repaint the belly of the water tower would be $7,420.00, but the rest of tower needs to be painted as well. The council decided to have the whole water tower repainted in 2016. Illg will look into obtaining a contract with Maguire Iron for the painting.

Wheeler’s Bar has requested to renew their liquor license. The ordinance for liquor licensing states that a license cannot be renewed as long as any outstanding debt for taxes or utilities is held. The council passed a motion approving the license renewal contingent on the payment of all taxes and utilities.

The city received a report from a resident that the light pole near their home is is bad shape. Upon inspection, it was dete .....
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County supports proposed trail projects

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

Vicky Tribon, chair of Harmony Trails Commission, and Vern Bunke, Bluff Tracks, asked commissioners for their support to further each of their specific projects for recreational trails at the board’s June 9 meeting. Tribon and Bunke pitched thei ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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