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Mabel encourages residents to apply for parking permits


Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on December 9 at 7 p.m. Council member Terry Torkelson was absent.

A public hearing was opened to discuss the sale of a property from Loren McCabe to Wayne Buxengard. The property had a house on it that had to be torn down, and the detached garage is the only left standing. Mayor Jim Westby pointed out that the property is in a flood zone so getting a loan to build on it would be very difficult. Buxengard said that he intends to use the garage as is as a storage shed and has no plans to build anything on the property. The council had to deny the permit request as the current zoning does not allow it. Mayor Westby said that while he supports the sale and doesn’t see why it would be a problem, the city ordinances have to be followed. The city attorney recommended that the current ordinance be reviewed and updated. The model ordinance from the League of MN Cities can be used as a starting point. The council was in favor of updating the ordinance and will pursue it. The public hearing was closed and the regular council meeting was opened.

The Truth in Taxation hearing was opened and closed with no public comments or questions.

The city received two applications for the open ambulance director position. One applicant subsequently backed out but the other went through the interview process and was well-liked by the interviewers. They would like her to start in January so she can work with current ambulance director Neil Folstad for a time before his retirement. She also volunteered to take on the responsibilities of both director and assistant director.

City Maintenance Director Bob Miereau will meet with Gerard Cox of Per Mar Security on December 10th to discuss the specifics of the city’s needs for security systems at the community center and the wastewater treatment plant. It was also suggested that the city consider using Lonnie Pierce’s services since he’s local. Miereau will obtain a quote from Pierce as well and present his findings at the January council meeting.

The Expert T Ambulance Service agreement was reviewed. The company takes care of all the billing for ambulance runs which includes dealing with insurance companies. The rate for their service will be increasing from $21.50 per run to $22.00-an price which city administrator Karen Larson noted is worth every penny. The council approved the agreement.

Deputy Dan Dornink was .....
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Mabel City Council discusses changes to parking ordinances

Mon, Oct 26th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on October 21 at 7 p.m. Mayor Jim Westby was absent. Pat Bailey from the Minnesota Department of Health was present at the meeting to discuss the development of a wellhead protection plan for the City of Mabel’s drink ..... 
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Semcac’s Senior Nutrition Program an asset to Mabel

Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on September 16 at 7 p.m. Mayor Jim Westby was absent. Advisor to the Mabel-Canton junior class, Jordan Nelson, was present at the meeting along with the junior officers to ask permission to use the city streets and S ..... 
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Mabel ambulance crew deals with scheduling conflicts

Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on August 12 at 7 p.m. Council member Liz Folstad was absent. Ambulance Director Neil Folstad reported to the council that Liz Folstad resigned from the Mabel Ambulance Service last week. Scheduling the EMTs and First ..... 
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Mabel street and sewer project on track for completion

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

Curtis Marx from Davy Engineering updated the Mabel city council at their regular meeting on July 8, 2015. Marx reported that the project is on schedule and is expected to be finished by the substantial completion date of July 16. There will be som ..... 
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Ronald McDonald House benefit ride plans stop in Mabel

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on June 10, 2015 at 7 p.m. Mayor Jim Westby and council member Liz Folstad were not present at the meeting. Terry Torkelson was acting mayor. Kurt Marx from Davy Engineering updated the council. The street project i ..... 
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Mabel discusses ways to enforce city ordinances

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on May 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. All council members were present except for Terry Torkelson. Mark Davy from Davy Engineering presented three change orders for the water and sewer project to the council and a pay request from ..... 
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M-C Junior Olympics Volleyball team attends Mabel City Council meeting

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on April 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. Bobbie Vickerman was present at the meeting along with most of the Mabel-Canton Junior Olympics Volleyball team. The team is raising funds for a trip to th ..... 
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Mabel to Renew Contract with Richard’s Sanitation in 2016

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on March 11, 2015 at 7 pm at the Mabel Public Library. All council members were present. Mayor Jim Westby thanked the ladies of the library for the refreshments they provided and for offering to host the city council ..... 
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