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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 Lanesboro. “We are in agreement with the study,” Brown noted.

Councilman Resseman pointed out that a motion to conduct the feasibility study was also brought up at an EDA meeting last year and failed due to the lack of a second. He wanted to know what had changed since then. “We have a clearer idea of what the community needs, such as jobs and keeping seniors in the community,” Brown replied.

The company offered to pay for a third of the study, which would cost a total of $7,200. The city would need to pay the other two thirds, which comes out to $4,800. The company plans to partner with other medical firms and has the goal of keeping people out of nursing homes.

“I just think it’s a no-brainer,” Mayor Robin Krom stated. Several members of the council weren’t as sure though, with Autumn Johnson pointing out that having an assisted living center in town would mean adding another ambulance and finding individuals to cover shifts. She also wanted to know why the company couldn’t pay for the feasibility study itself, adding that “we shouldn’t have to do the study for them.” Brown replied that if the company conducted the study itself, it wouldn’t be objective or have credibility. Any one interested in funding the center would not trust the study unless it was done by the city.

Councilman Jason Resseman pointed out that there would be no way for the city to recoup the cost of the study if it did not indicate that an assisted living center would be feasible in Lanesboro. He also wanted to know why there was a push to decide and vote on the matter that evening. “It makes you wonder about the caliber of the company if they’re rushing things,” he said. Mayor Krom informed him that the company has put other interested communities on hold to determine if Lanesboro is a possibility first, which is why the council needed to make a decision soon. “We could ask the company to reimburse us for the study if they decide to build elsewhere,” Manion added.

“I want to know what the study is looking at. To me, it’s just really open-ended,” Johnson stated. City Attorney Thomas Manion offered to research and put .....
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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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Lanesboro Council appoints new public utilities commissioner

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met on February 1 at 5:30 p.m. for their regular meeting. All council members were present. The Lanesboro Public Library’s circulation numbers were down slightly throughout the month of January. The numbers have in ..... 
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Clarification

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

In regards to the January 11, 2016 article titled “Lanesboro Council approves first annual Burrr-O-Fest”, Michele Peterson, Lanesboro City Administrator/Clerk says, “With regard to the Burrr-o-fest, we are thinking of tying in this celebratio ..... 
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