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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 Fillmore County. There were 158 residential sales in the county, and 14 in Harmony. There were 13 commercial sales in the county and 46 agricultural.

Tom Raedeke from the Department of Revenue explained the average sales ratio that is used, and how Blagsvedt must value properties at 90-105 percent of market value. If it is more or less than that, there must be an adjustment.

The total value of all property in Harmony comes to $55,975,100. There was $84,800 in new construction for residential in Harmony, and $25,900 commercial.

Blagsvedt explained how commercial values are reached using the examples of two businesses in Harmony.

Dave Kiehne and his daughter, Chris Torgerson approached Blagsvedt with a question on how the asphalt was assessed on the commercial property at Torgerson Auto. Kiehne said he came to the meeting last year with concerns about how high his assessment was, and it was lowered. This year the assessment was the same at $43,000, and he asked to have it lowered to $26,500 again.

“That lot has lost value,” said Kiehne. “I think the valuation needs to be looked at a little further.”

Blagsvedt explained the assessment on asphalt is done exactly the same for every property, and she recommended not making any changes to it. They look at replacement costs and apply a depreciation across the board.

Torgerson commented that it cost them $30,000 to put the black top in, and they were now being assessed $43,000. “It makes no sense,” she said.

The council passed a motion to leave the assessment as is.

Lynn Arnold had a question about his two buildings downtown, the post office building and the Big Woods Graphics next to it. The value on one property went down a little and one went up. Blagsvedt said he could come see her at another time and discuss it.

1st Avenue Project

The council decided which sidewalks would be replaced and which ones would not along 1st Avenue when the county works on that street next summer.

Brett Grabau of Bonestroo, Inc., along with someone from the county and City Administrator Jerome Illg, marked .....
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2013 Harmony City Wide Flag Display

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

The Harmony City Wide Flag Display is back for a 3rd year. We would like to thank everyone who has helped make this a huge success! We reached our goal last year of over 100 flags and hope to do the same or even more this year. The first year we ..... 
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National Day of Prayer

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

On Thursday, May 2nd, millions of Americans will be gathering at churches, synagogues, schools, parks and other venues to intercede on behalf of our Nation. It will be the 62nd Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer. The National Day of P ..... 
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Jazz concert Friday night in Harmony

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

Friday night, May 3rd, well known Jazz Vocalists Bruce A. Henry and Debbie Duncan along with the Bruce A. Henry Sextet will perform a public concert at Wheelers Bar and Grill in Harmony, MN. at 7:00 pm. Price: $10:00 at the door. These Twin City ..... 
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New schedule next year for Fillmore Central High School

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

By Jade Sexton As of the 2013-2014 school year, students at Fillmore Central High School will be following an eight-period day instead of the four-period block schedule that has been in place for several years. This decision by the school board com ..... 
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Letter about Skare letter to the editor

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Mr. Rod Skare accuses contributor Yvonne Nyenhuis of being historically uninformed. Talk about a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black! Mr. Skare, Hitler wasn’t a Polish Corporal: he was an Austrian Corporal, serving i ..... 
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Letter about Gov. Dayton to help protect our water from frac sand mining

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As a resident of karst country, I know how easily our water supply for the future can be polluted. I am concerned that frac sand mining is trying to push into our area with only weak state regulations in place to protect our water. ..... 
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Wayne A. Hovey

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Wayne A. Hovey, age 84, of Harmony, Minnesota died Friday morning, April 12, 2013 at his home in Harmony. Wayne was born May 5, 1928 on the family farm in York Township, Fillmore County Minnesota to Knute and Martha (Lietz) Hovey. On June 14, 1 ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Cole Allen Bjurquist

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Cole Allen Bjurquist Steph and Matt Bjurquist, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cole Allen. He was born on March 27th, 2013 at 2:02 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and was 21 1/4 inches long. Cole is welcomed home by his big brother, Reid. ..... 
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