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Harmony City Council looks at street project


Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Government

By Jade Sexton

Brett Grabau from Bonestroo was at the Harmony City Council meeting on December 11, 2012, to discuss the street repair projects on 1st Ave SW. It is a county road, and the county is planning on doing a reclaim and repave to that entire stretch of road. It will not be a total reconstruct, but the city needs to do work to the utilities underneath the road at the same time as this project.

“They are not going to pour money into something if the city isn’t comfortable with the utilities underneath,” said Grabau.

Grabau said Maintenance Employee Chris Johnson and City Administrator Jerome Illg looked at the utility needs and came up with some estimated numbers. The sanitary sewer under that road is working, but it will need to be televised. Also, there is clay pipe under there for a few blocks, which will have to be upgraded. The water main will have to be reconstructed from Center Street to Third Street. Johnson said right now there are 4-inch cast iron pipes under there, which are dinosaurs. They need to have at least 6-inch pipes to get good enough water pressure for fire protection.

There will also need to be utility service, storm sewer, and street improvements. The total estimated cost of all of these is around $200,000.

There was some discussion about assessing property owners on the sanitary sewer, water main, and utility service improvements at 25 percent. There was also discussion about contacting the county to see what kind of cost share they could get. The council approved getting the ball rolling on getting more information, designing the project, and informing residents.

Police Car

Deputy Jesse Grabau spoke to the council about the purchase of a new squad car. He received thre bids for three different cars, and they discussed the pros and cons of each. The council approved the purchase of a 2013 Dodge Charger at an approximate cost of $23,500. They will also need to buy a new digital camera system, as Grabau said they are still using VHS and tapes are getting hard to come by. The Charger will have a higher resale value than the other choices. There is sufficient money in the capital projects fund for the purchase.

Grabau’s current vehicle has more than 80,000 miles on it and is a 2008 model. It will be taken to auction and could bring from $3,500 to $4,500.

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Ramona Swenson

Tue, Dec 11th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Ramona Swenson, age 83 of Harmony, Minn., passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at Unity Hospital, Fridley, Minn. Ramona Elise Swenson was born on June 11, 1929, in Cresco, Iowa to Frederick and Marguerite (Seekatz) Radechel. She was baptized i ..... 
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Wedding - Suckow ~ Tollefson

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Adam Tollefson and Sheena Suckow, both of Harmony, Minn. were married in a small, family ceremony on November 17, 2012, at Burr Oak Lutheran Church, Burr Oak, Iowa. Parents of the groom are Orel and Marcia Tollefson of Mabel, Minn. Parents of the ..... 
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Harmony completes 2012 charity drive

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

The 61st Harmony Community Chest Drive has been completed. A total of $8,288 was collected via a solicitation mailing and a door-to-door campaign. This amount is down from 2011, when $8,617 was donated. Contributions were distributed as follows: ..... 
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Fillmore Central holiday band concert to come

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

The annual Holiday Band Concert is this coming Monday, December 3 at 7:30 PM in the high school varisty gym in Harmony. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend! Come hear the Fillmore Central jazz bands and concert bands as they proud ..... 
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Wedding - Hansen ~ Cox

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Hansen ~ Cox Christine Hansen and John Cox, both of Elkton, South Dakota, were united in marriage on September 1, 2012, at Pioneer Lutheran Church in White, South Dakota. Parents of the bride are Peg and Paul Hansen of Madison, South Dakota. Pare ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Taitt Christopher Lecy

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Taitt Christopher Lecy Kaylie, Koltan, Karter, and Trigg welcome their brother, Taitt Christopher. Taitt was born to Chris and Tonia Lecy on October 19, 2012. Grandparents are Ron and Linda Fishbaugher of Harmony and Norm and Barb Lecy of St. Ch ..... 
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“Historical Harmony” during Holiday Fest

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

On November 17, as part of the Holiday Fest, the Harmony Area Historical Society will present its current display of pictures and other items that capture the history of Harmony. The display will be in the HAHS Interpretive Room at the Harmony Visit ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on December 11

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Typ ..... 
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