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Lanesboro City Council hears audit report


Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Jason Boynton of Smith Schafer and Associates presented the 2012 audit report at the regular Lanesboro City Council meeting on June 3.

Boynton went over the main points of the revenues and expenditures. The property tax revenue was very close to the amount that was levied at $435,144. Boynton noted that state LGA (Local Government Aid) had not increased at all, which is the same in all cities. The LGA accounted for 18 percent of the city’s total revenues.

General expenditures increased by only $1,066 from 2011. These include the mayor and council, administration, building, and election costs. Public safety expenditures, including police, fire and ambulance services, totaled $217,234. Boynton noted the Culture and Recreation expenditures had increased by almost $50,000 due to the landscaping project. Revenue from Buffalo Bill Days was $40,646, and the total cost was $38,388.

The unassigned general fund balance makes up 32 percent of the general fund expenditures. Boynton explained the state likes to see it from 30-50 percent, so they are still in range, but it’s something they should keep an eye on and be aware of.

All debts are being paid off in a timely manner, and there was no new debt issued in 2012.

Utility revenues are covering expenses well. Fund cash reserves are at $397,472.

Sewer and Street Projects

Dillon Dombrovski, an engineer with Yaggy Colby and Associates, had quotes from two contractors for the storm sewer project on Hwy. 250. The pipe under Riverside on the Root will be abandoned and re-routed to the south with an outlet into the river south of the building. Blitz Contracting was the low bid, and Dombrovski recommended they accept it. He said they have requested the project be done by mid to end of July so it is done before Buffalo Bill Days.

There was also discussion about the road project at the park. Dombrovski said the water table is within two or three feet of the existing surface at the area near the tennis courts. He spoke with geotechnical engineers who said if they do a reclaim and repave in that area, they will have the same problems return in two years. Dombrovski explained how they could look at a complete sub-cut and reclaim and reshape the area to help drain the water away. The cost of just the construction would be $127,000.

Mayor Steve Rahn said they should consider this, as it would be w .....
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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 agre ..... 
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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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