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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 Facilities Authority (PFA) will come in September, but Bubany explained how they can fund the project in the meantime. The MWRA Midi-Loan program would give them up to $1.5 million to use.

Bubany explained some of the benefits of this financing. First of all, there is $10,000-$20,000 less of an issuance cost than an open market bond. There is also a quick turnaround, and the city can take what it needs each month and only pay interest on what they use.

The city cannot pay the loan off before August 1 or there will be a penalty. The council passed the resolution for the interim loan.

Chamber Annual Meeting

The Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting in January. Councilor Ceil Allen said there were two new members elected. She said the Chamber is happy with the direction it took this last year and wants to continue.

On February 20 from 6-8 p.m. there will be an open house at the Commonweal Theater to recognize Julie Kiehne’s years of work for the Chamber. Kiehne has recently left her position.

Repairs needed

Todd explained the repairs needed to the fire system at the community center. He said the city has 60 days to be in compliance of state statutes. The council approved the $700 needed for the testing and repairs.

Also, the city website is in need of some updating. Todd explained some of the software is out of date and not compatible with the programs run by the city. The patch to fix this problem costs $600. The council approved this patch. The Public Utilities Commission will share the cost since some of the software is used for utility billing.

Library

Library board member Keith Ekstrom said there were more than 14,000 visitors to the public library last year, and 23,350 items checked out. This number is a 10 percent increase over the last four years.

Ekstrom added there are six new computers, and they have added a “Norwegian Author” section to the library with books that were donated.

Other business

An application for membership in the EDA (Economic Development Authority) was approved for .....
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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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David Todd takes over as City Administrator in Lanesboro

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

David Todd came to Minnesota all the way from Maryville, Mo. to start a new life and a new job. In June, he took over the position of the city administrator of Lanesboro, Minn. Todd is now living in Rochester, Minn. with his wife, Hilarie and the ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at Capital Improvement Plan

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

By Jade Sexton Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates spoke to the Lanesboro City Council about the Capital Improvement plan for the next several years. Using a spreadsheet, Bubany showed the council what the effect would be on taxes, utility rates ..... 
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