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Lanesboro to put decals on windows of abandoned buildings


Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

By Jade Sexton

The Lanesboro EDA (Economic Development Authority) would like to place some historic decals in the windows of empty buildings in the downtown area. The window decals would help to improve the look of the buildings and the downtown, helping them not look so vacant. This would be done with the approval of the property owners.

The decals will be purchased from Kelly Printing in Preston. They can cover two windows for $800, which will be paid by the EDA with money coming from the Chamber and Public Utilities.

“I would like to see the property owners pay for part of it,” said Mayor Steve Rahn. “We’re making their property look better.”

Councilor Tom Smith noted the property owners are contributing to the chamber with dues.

Jason Resseman said he has seen the decals and they are very nicely done and look great. The council approved.

Well project

There has been a 6-week delay in the start of the well project due to frost melting and muddy roads. Todd said they are still planning on being done by the end of June.

There is a barn on the site that needs to be removed, and Todd said Phil Holtergaard is interested in taking the barn down and using the wood. This would save the city the expense of removing it themselves.

It was approved to allow Holtergaard to remove the tree. He can work up until the time the contractor needs access to the area, at which point the contractor will remove whatever remains.

Parking Spaces

Phil Dybing asked the council to put up a 30-minute parking sign in front of the corner grocery store. There is already a sign right on the corner, but the council agreed to put up another so there are two spots.

Councilor Tom Smith asked about enforcing the parking time limit. Mayor Rahn said it’s more of a common courtesy, and you would hope that people would respect it. Todd added the cost of the sign is very inexpensive.

Brush dump

Dybing also spoke to the council about the brush dump, and some concerns he has. “I understand the value of it, and that it needs to be taken care of once in a while,” he said. His concern was the location, as it is close to downtown Lanesboro and when it must be burned, there is a lot of smoke.

Mayor Rahn said they have been brainstorming different locations for a long time, but there aren .....
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Lanesboro discusses parking at Church Hill

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Church Hill Condominiums developer Dan Anderson approached the Lanesboro City Council about a parking issue that has been in question for some time now. He stated the property line goes right down the middle of the parking lot. Right now, people who ..... 
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Lanesboro approves financing for water project

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates spoke to the Lanesboro City Council during their regular meeting on February 4. At the last meeting, the council discussed interim financing for the Water Radium project. Funding from the Minnesota Public Fac ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre to refinance debt

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

A public hearing was held prior to the Lanesboro City Council meeting on January 6. Councilman Keith Eide was absent. The hearing was in regard to the nonprofit theatre corporation’s request to amend and reissue its commercial development note th ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council approves budget and levy

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council approved the 2014 Budget and Levy at their regular meeting on December 2. The levy was set at $503,747. The Truth in Taxation Hearing was held during the meeting. No residents came forward with concerns or questions. ..... 
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Lanesboro discusses Amish vendors

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

A crowd of people, including several from the Amish community, attended the Lanesboro City Council meeting on November 4 to discuss vendors doing businesses at Sylvan Park. Mayor Steve Rahn explained the Amish have been selling food and other items ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at employee health insurance

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

At the regular city council meeting on October 8, City Administrator David Todd spoke to the council about the Affordable Care Act and city employee health insurance. According to Todd, the city has three choices. They can do nothing at all, since t ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council talks trees

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Lanesboro Street/Park Director Andy Drake approached the city council regarding several ash trees at Sylvan Park and around town that are dying. He said they trimmed the dead parts off the trees last year, but they need it again. He suggested they b ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council approves Conditional Use Permits

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

By Jade Sexton Two public hearings were held before the regular city council meeting in Lanesboro on August 5. The first one was from Richard Horihan, owner of RLH Grain. Horihan had requested a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to put up a new drying b ..... 
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