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Lanesboro ambulance crew receives two AEDs


Mon, Aug 10th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met on August 3 at 5:30 p.m. for their regular meeting. All council members were present.

Council member Tom Dybing reported that the lights for the library mural have been installed. He said that it looks nice, and the mural is very well lit.

Deane Benson was present at the meeting to give the report from the ambulance crew. The department has received the last two AEDs from the state, and they will be installed in the bank near the ATM machine and at Bethlehem Church. He’s still waiting for stickers to arrive to place outside both locations to notify people of the presence of an AED.

Benson has had several questions about whether the ambulance crew is separate from the fire department. He verified that the two are separate departments. He reported that the ambulance has gone on 47 calls in 2015, which is average.

Public Utilities Director Theresa Coleman said that she is in the process of having a street condition report drawn up at no cost to the city. The council was happy to hear the news.

City worker Jerod Wagner reported that Pollution Control has passed a bill restricting diesel engine emissions even further. Up until now, he could run the engines up to 100 hours a year, but now is only allowed 50 hours a year. This bill affects many communities in the United States, not just Lanesboro. Wagner is fairly certain that the newer engine of the two can be retrofitted to meet standards which would allow unlimited use.

Shirley Moulder presented the Chamber of Commerce monthly report. The chamber launched a digital version of the visitor’s guide on July 15, which is available for viewing on computers and mobile devices. The city maps have been updated. The Chamber paid for an ad for the City of Lanesboro in the 2016 Explore Minnesota travel guide.

Council member Jason Resseman inquired about the schedule for watering the hanging baskets on Main Street. He pointed out that many of them are in need of more watering, and several look so bad that they should be taken down. Moulder agreed to look into the matter.

Jerod Wagner gave the report from the Fire Department. Only one call was received in the last month, and it was an electrical problem, not a fire. He mentioned that quite a few of the firefighters need the Hepatitis B vaccine. City Administrator David Todd said that he has spoken to the Public Health d .....
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Two Lanesboro bridges slated for replacement in 2016

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Kjersti Anderson and Mike Dougherty presented the preliminary plans for the Highway 250 bridge replacement project to the Lanesboro City Council at their regular meeting on July 6, 2015. The Minn. Department of Transportation will be replacing two ..... 
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Lanesboro makes zoning change to allow short-term rentals

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met on May 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm. All city council members were present. The minutes from the April 6, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved. A public hearing was opened to discuss the zoning change request for the 200 ..... 
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Water rates a major concern for Lanesboro residents

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

It was a crowded house Monday evening as several Lanesboro residents and business owners came to the Lanesboro City Council meeting to voice concerns over the new water rates. The state recently mandated Lanesboro do something to reduce the radiu ..... 
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Lanesboro EDA to work with school board

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Don Bell from the Lanesboro EDA (Economic Development Authority) attended the school board meeting on February 19. Bell talked about the efforts of the EDA, the Chamber, the city council, and the school board to come up with ways to recruit families ..... 
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Downtown parking an issue for Lanesboro

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Parking in the downtown area has been a problem in Lanesboro for a long time. During the summer months when tourist season is in full swing, many people park downtown and head out on the trail for the day. The bass pond parking lot is a good place f ..... 
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Lanesboro Fire Department budget discussed

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Lanesboro Fire Chief Rob Wagner brought up some concerns about the fire department budget during a regular city council meeting on November 3. According to Wagner, in the near future they will need to replace their pumper, which could be up to $350, ..... 
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Lanesboro approves policy regarding frozen pipes

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The extreme cold temperatures we experienced last winter left a lot of people in many communities dealing with frozen water pipes. Since it has been predicted this coming winter will be similar, some communities are going into it prepared. Lanesb ..... 
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Lanesboro declared an Arts Campus

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

John Davis was at the Lanesboro City Council meeting on September 2 with an update on the Arts Campus project. “First I want to thank the city and the park board for their support with this initiative,” said Davis. He added Lanesboro is getti ..... 
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