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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 currently resides in Lanesboro and enjoys working for the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department. The council welcomed her to the new position.

The claims and financial report were reviewed and approved along with the minutes of the October 13 meeting.

A contract with Expert T Billing for ambulance billing services was approved.

Council member Kyle Morem brought up the possibility of trading the city’s tractor in each year for a new one at the cost of $6,500 a year. Morem and City administrator Jerome Illg have discussed it with Hammell Equipment, Inc. The city only puts about 300 hours a year on the tractor and by the time the city is ready to trade it in, the tractor is not worth much. Trading in each year for a new tractor would eliminate maintenance costs and time as everything would be new and covered by warranty which would make it more reliable as well. Council member Steve Sagen was concerned that the city would be paying $6,500 a year for 300 hours of time on the tractor. Morem pointed out that rather than spending approximately $100,000 every 10 years for a new tractor after spending thousands of dollars on repairs and maintenance, the city would only spend $65,000 in 10 years, but would have a new tractor each year. Council member Debbie Swenson inquired about the possibility of trading in every other year instead of every year, and wondered if 600 hours versus 300 would make a big difference in the trade-in price. Morem agreed to ask Hammell Equipment about that. He also noted that the yearly trade-ins would not be put in a contract but would be a verbal agreement. A motion was passed unanimously to trade in the city tractor every year.

The EDA renewed their CEDA contract and thanked them for their support. It was also noted that a daycare is in the process of opening up in the old Workit Circuit building in Harmony, which is a much needed business for the community.

Ann Mraz had asked the park board about creating a Harmony Cancer Support Park. She obtained estimates on the cost of cleaning up her chosen location and putting in the park. The project will cost approximately $4,100, and she asked the park board if they .....
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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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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 bill ..... 
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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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