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Lanesboro prepares for street repair project in 2017


Mon, Aug 8th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Brian Malm from Bolten & Menk, Inc. presented a preliminary engineering report to the Lanesboro City Council at their August meeting. The project would impact Auburn Avenue, Circle Drive, and Zenith Street. The report looked at the area’s existing conditions, proposed improvements, assessments, costs, and more. Currently, there is no curb and gutter, the asphalt is in poor condition with lots of cracking, and instead of storm sewers, the area has five general discharge locations for water run-off.

The sewer line in most of the area is a 40-50-year-old vitrified clay pipe in poor condition that needs to be replaced except for Zenith Street, which has 20-year-old PVC pipe that is still in good shape. The water main on Auburn Avenue actually has two pipes, one ductile iron pipe that is 30-years-old and one 50-year-old cast iron pipe. In the report, Malm recommended abandoning the cast iron pipe.

The proposed improvements include 36 foot wide asphalt paving which would allow for parking on both sides. Concrete curb and gutter with driveway aprons and perforated tile for the pavement subdrain were also included. The council asked whether a sidewalk had been considered, but Malm said that would it raise the cost substantially. To save money, the street can be narrowed to 28-feet-wide in no parking zones. The plan also involved reducing the number of outlets where water runs off the road onto private property which would mean lowering the roadway. The vitrified clay pipe and sanitation sewer would be replaced. The project would be coordinated with the natural gas and electric companies and communications companies such as cable, phone, and internet. The total cost of the project, which would begin in 2017, is estimated to be $2,375,100.

Malm offered the council two options for assessments. The first was for 35% of the project costs to be covered by assessments, with the remaining 65% by the city. However, that would result in high costs to the residents. The second option was a 20/80 split for assessments and city responsibility, which would be more reasonable for the property owners.

Malm also presented the council with the possibility of narrowing the street width from 36-feet-wide to 28, at a savings of $110,000.

The conclusion of the report was that the proposed improvements are necessary, cost-effective, and feasible to the City of Lanesboro. The council approved a resolution supp .....
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Lanesboro Daycare makes plans to expand SAC and daycare program

Mon, Aug 1st, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Daycare Director Heidi Brown asked the Lanesboro School Board to approve her proposal to expand the school age care or SAC and daycare programs at the board meeting on July 21. Currently, the program is licensed for a total of 35 preK and school ag ..... 
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Lanesboro Council considers feasibility study for new assisted living center

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

By Hannah Wingert EDA Chair Michael Brown asked the Lanesboro council to approve a feasibility study at their regular meeting on July 13. The study was requested by a company that approached the EDA about building an assisted living center in Lane ..... 
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Lanesboro celebrates EMS week

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met for their regular meeting on May 2, at 5:30 p.m. All council members were present. The consent agenda was approved and included the minutes of the last meeting, accounts payable, and the fire lane ordinance. Poli ..... 
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Lanesboro project meetings to be held April 12 and 13 Will present draft interim concept plan

Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

LANESBORO, MN, April 5, 2016 - Community Planner Randall Arendt returns to Lanesboro next week for the next two public meetings of the Lanesboro Concept Project. At those meetings—on Tuesday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 13 - a draft interim co ..... 
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Lanesboro seeks new brush dump site

Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met for their regular meeting on April 4, at 5:30 p.m. All council members were present. The agenda was approved with several additions and changes. The farmer’s market policy and procedures were approved by the co ..... 
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Lanesboro Concept Project meetings will take place April 5 and 7

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The next public meetings of the Lanesboro Concept Project have been announced. The dates will be Tuesday April 5 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, April 7 at 1 p.m. Both meetings will take place in the lower level of the Lanesboro Community Center At these ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council approves distillery

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met for their regular meeting on March 7, at 5:30 p.m. There were 21 visitors present at the meeting. The consent agenda was approved and included the abbreviated version of the renewable energy ordinance for publis ..... 
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Lanesboro Concept Project holding community meetings March 4, March 9

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

LANESBORO, MN, February 23, 2016 - The Lanesboro Concept Project, now gathering input and ideas from local residents through a series of informal meetings and interviews, will also hold two upcoming public input sessions in March Those meetings, sch ..... 
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