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Harmony dealing with freezing pipes


Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

At the Harmony City Council meeting on March 11, Kyle Morem, Jamie Breezer, and Bill Hanlon approached the council about getting credit for running water to prevent pipes from freezing.

The long stretch of below-zero temperatures has wreaked havoc on water mains and water pipes all over. To prevent frozen water pipes and a potentially expensive plumbing bill, many residents have been letting a little water run at all times. Some have requested the city offer some sort of credit on their water bills to help out.

Morem said his water is 36 degrees right now. Maintenance Employee Chris Johnson said it is recommended to start running water at 40 degrees.

Bill Hanlon said it could be helpful to the city to have people running their water as well. “If there is no water moving, it will freeze,” he said.

Later in the meeting, the council discussed the possibility of giving a credit to residents. Mayor Steve Donney had come up with a proposal to help customers offset the extra costs. He had spoken with several residents, and he suggested the customers pay for the water they use. The city will then take the average sewer usage for January 15-April 15 from last year, and credit the user the difference in this year’s sewer usage for those three months.

City Administrator Jerome Illg had a slightly different idea of how to compensate. He suggested the city give a lump sum credit on the water bill for the additional use. Illg had figured out the average extra water usage based on a pencil-thin stream of water running 24 hours a day. Illg felt this would be easier, and there would be no need to make calculations.

The council approved Donney’s idea. If someone has been running their water to prevent frozen pipes, they need to speak with someone at the city office so the city is aware. They must apply for this credit before April 21. The credit will be given at the bill that comes at the end of April, and there is no grace period.

Electric Work on First Avenue

Stuart Morem of Morem Electric was at the meeting to discuss possible electric work to be done during the First Avenue street project. Morem came up with two options for the city to do before the street project begins this summer.

The first option is to completely get rid of all light poles on the street and have everything underground from the grocery store to Third Street. Th .....
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Fillmore Central to move forward with facility projects

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board held a special meeting on March 11 to pass a resolution to issue bonds for projects at both the Preston and Harmony sites. The district is going to finance approximately $4,660,000 in projects with no increase in ..... 
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R.E. “Gene” Richardson

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

R.E. “Gene” Richardson, age 89, of Harmony, Minn. died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at his home in Harmony. Gene was born October 3, 1924 in Harmony Township of Fillmore County to Carl and Hazel (Turnmire) Richardson. He graduated from Canton Hig ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at maintaining facilities

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with some of the facility projects that need to be done in the next few years. “We have two great facilities,” he said. “We want to maintain and improve them the best ..... 
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Engagement - Rabehl ~ Hanson

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Jordan Lee Rebehl & Dustin Ronald Hanson are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are James Rabehl, of Lake City, Minn. and Rochelle and Travis Willford, of Harmony, Minn. Parents of the groom are Karen Tro ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Crosby Jack Hjelmeland

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Big sister Brielle, big brother Hayden, and big sister Hannah welcome home their baby brother, Crosby Jack Hjelmeland. Parents are Brent and Marie Hjelmeland of Harmony, Minn. Crosby was born February 9, 2014. He weighed 7 lbs. and 5 oz. and measure ..... 
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Schieber joins the Law Office of Richard Nethercut

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

1982 marks the last time a new attorney began to practice law in Harmony, Minn. That was the year a young Dick Nethercut joined George Frogner and George Plowman in their practice. Not long after, Nethercut found himself the only lawyer in town and ..... 
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Kermit N. Soma

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Kermit N. Soma, resident of the Harmony Care Center, Harmony, Minn. passed away February 15, 2014. Kermit was born August 9, 191 near Burr Oak, Iowa to Ingebret and Josephine Soma. He is a graduate of Harmony High School and attended Luther Colleg ..... 
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Water main breaks in Harmony

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

On Monday, February 10, employees of the city of Harmony were busy working in the below-zero temperatures as a water main broke on Center Street. City Maintenance Employee Chris Johnson described the situation at the city council meeting the next ..... 
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