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Lanesboro hires new City Administrator


Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council approved offering the job of City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer to David Todd at their regular meeting on May 6. Todd had been interviewed along with three other candidates last month.

After some discussion, it was agreed to offer the position as long as the full background check came back with no problems. The salary was set at $46,000 with full benefits.

Interim Administrator Theresa Coleman said Todd had very good references and recommendations, as well as a Master’s Degree. He will have a review after 60 days, 180 days, and 365 days of working.

Public Utilities

Previously, the council had passed a resolution to speak with Representative Greg Davids and Senator Jeremy Miller and ask them to include the dam repair project in the state bonding bill for $1.1 million. Councilor O’Connor said he followed up with this and found there might not be a state bonding bill this year. O’Connor also mentioned that the cold weather rule for utilities was extended to May 10 due to the weather this spring.

Animals and Fowl ordinance

Coleman presented the council with a possible ordinance that would create a Board of Health and a Health Officer for the city of Lanesboro. The Health Officer, required to be a physician, would be responsible for upholding and creating ordinances regarding public health issues. This person would also conduct inspections.

Coleman explained this ties in with another issue, and that is the possibility of having an Animals and Fowl ordinance so people could have chickens on their property. Currently two Lanesboro residents have made this request. A Health Officer would be used to inspect the properties and issue permits.

The council discussed looking at other communities that have chicken ordinances and get some more information. No action was taken.

Community Center Keys

Coleman stated there are some keys to the community center missing. Normally when someone rents out the community center, they pay a key deposit. However, there are non-profit organizations that rent it free of charge, and sometimes keys do not get returned. Coleman checked with a locksmith and found it would be $500 to re-key the community center. The council approved it, with the change that everyone will pay a key deposit when renting. Whoever takes the keys will also be signing them out so it is kno .....
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Board of Appeals and Equalization in Lanesboro

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

By Jade Sexton Ron Vikre, appraiser from the County Assessor’s Office, was at the Lanesboro City Council meeting on April 8 to discuss 2012 property assessments in Lanesboro and answer any questions. According to Vikre, there were 158 resident ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves horticulture project

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

By Jade Sexton Lanesboro High School students Dalton Gartner and Jarrett Brown gave a presentation to the school board during their regular meeting on March 21. The board approved the landscaping project the horticulture class designed for outside ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at radium issues

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Department of Health has informed the City of Lanesboro that the levels of radium in their drinking water are too high, and they have until 2015 to be in compliance with state regulations. Jim Kochie of Davy Engineering attended the February ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears about Ag in Motion

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Ashley Bue, a senior at Lanesboro High School, gave a presentation to the school board about the Ag in Motion trip she went on with other local high school students this past summer. Ag teacher Tim Willette said this was the third year for Ag in ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council discusses ambulance issues

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Dillon Dombrovski, an engineer with Yaggy Colby and Associates ,was at the Lanesboro City Council meeting on January 4 to discuss the storm sewer project under Riverside on the Root. The city is planning to reroute the storm sewer so that it does no ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council hears ambulance staffing dilemma

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Lanesboro Ambulance Director Dave Haugan addressed the Lanesboro City Council on Monday, December 3 at the city’s regular monthly meeting. Haugan and many current ambulance crew members were present to express great concern with the future of the ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council hears library report

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Tara Johnson and David Hennesey spoke to the Lanesboro City Council at their regular meeting on November 5 and gave their quarterly report about the public library. Johnson said this summer there were 21 programs at the library, including story t ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council approves partial street vacation

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Government

A public hearing was held before the regular Lanesboro City Council meeting on October 1 regarding the request by Rick and Cheryl Lamon for the city to vacate a portion of Beacon Street. The Lamons are planning on bringing in a building that is 2 ..... 
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